Fluorescent Sea Anemone

Fluorescent Sea Anemone

C028/7332

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Caption

An image of Stichodactyla tapetum anemone in unfiltered UV Light showing fluorescence. In this image there is a large amount of blue light that is so bright is it difficult to see the florescent tissues. This is what a diver would see with out the blue blocking filter. This species of anemone will glow brightly when illuminated in ultra-violet(UV) light. It is thought the glow may protect the anemone from the intense ultraviolet light of the Sun in shallow water. This image is part of a series showing the identical specimen in white light and UV light.

Release details

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