Orange Montastrea cavernosa recruits?

Don McAllister mcall at
Thu Jul 27 07:57:38 EDT 2000

Some sea anemones in thePacific Northwest and British Columbia have
symbiotic algae, so perhaps those species might fluoresce.

The aggregating anemone Anthopleura elegantissima has zooxanthellae and
zoochlorellae and the giant green anemone, A. xanthogrammica, also has these
two symbionts according to Rita and Charles O'Clair in Southeast Alaska's
Rocy Shores - Animals.

Don McAllister
Ocean Voice International

Mike and Marelet Kirda wrote:

> At 06:32 AM 7/26/2000 -1000, J. Charles Delbeek wrote:
> >On Wed, 26 Jul 2000, kenyon mobley wrote:
> >
> >I have seen it in Tubastraea micranthum, it fluoresces green. Also in
> >deepwater solitary corals from Japan and also from Monterey Bay canyon.
> >
> So far, I have seen it only in zooxanthellate corals. I believe I have
> seen some in anemones from the pacific NW region of the US and Canada.
> This is not a whole animal sort of fluoresence that you see in
> zooxanthellate corals though. It seems limited to certain areas.
> Sorry I can't be more specific- I have not regularly observed these
> animals at Shedd Aquarium for a couple of years...
> Regards.
> Mike Kirda

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