Mushroom coral fluorescing

Mushroom coral fluorescing

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This image is part of the feature Underwater Fluorescence

Credit: LOUISE MURRAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Mushroom coral (Fungia sp.) fluorescing green under blue light. Some species of coral emit a fluorescent glow. It is thought the glow may attract symbiotic algae, or protect the coral from the intense ultraviolet light of the sun in shallow water. Photographed in Thailand.

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