Orange Montastrea cavernosa recruits?

Les Kaufman lesk at
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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