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piotr



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:53 pm    Post subject: Pearl Bubble Coral Reply with quote

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.


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


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



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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. Very Happy
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Harold Gough



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

http://www.sciencedaily.com:80/releases/2008/10/081021094006.htm

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