Pearl Bubble Coral

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piotr
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Pearl Bubble Coral

Post by piotr »

This is pearl bubble coral, Physogyra sp, a captive raised tropical coral. The first picture shows irregularly shaped polyps. The second picture is a close-up of "sweeper tentacles" the coral uses for catching food and as a defense mechanism.

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Nikon D50 with 100mm/3.5 Vivitar macro and built-in flash

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Nikon D50 with 50mm/1.4 Nikon lens reverse mounted and built-in flash

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Post by Ken Ramos »

Quite an interesting group of organisms. I have never understood these little things other than the fact that they help create reefs. Really a neat set of images. :D

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Post by Harold Gough »

Here is some good news (in itself a great rarity) for rare corals:

http://www.sciencedaily.com:80/releases ... 094006.htm

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