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Spiral wire coral on a reef

Spiral wire coral on a reef

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GEORGETTE DOUWMA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY GEORGETTE DOUWMA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Spiral wire coral (Cirripathes sp.) on a reef. This is a type of black coral (family Antipathidae). The living tissue of black corals is brightly coloured, however they get their name from the black, or dark brown, colour of their skeleton. Photographed in Indonesia.

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