Orange Montastrea cavernosa recruits?
lesk at bio.bu.edu
Tue Jul 25 16:03:21 EDT 2000
A number of us have been looking at this orange flourescence for a while
now, but have not seen this particular example. The flourescent pigments
are in the polyp; they are sometimes revealed when corals are bleached. A
very similar phenomenon can, for example, sometimes be seen in Agaricia
near silt chutes on shelf edge drop-offs. It is especially startling when
the corals are flourescing bright orange in deep water.
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