[Coral-List] Florescing coral

mazel at psicorp.com mazel at psicorp.com
Wed Aug 10 14:14:22 EDT 2005

A fair bit has been published, but the results are either not definitive, or vary from case to case. Various hypotheses include photoprotection, photoassistance to photosynthesis, influence on color of coral (happens, but not a likely function), or that the fluorescing proteins are there for a perfectly good reason (as yet unknown) in the life of the animal, but that reason having nothing to do with the fluorescence. There is a list of references on fluorescence at a web site that I maintain, http://www.nightsea.com/references.htm . Some of the listings there have links to downloadable pdf's.
Best regards,
Charles Mazel

---- Message from mailto:<mekvinga at yahoo.com Melissa Keyes <mekvinga at yahoo.com> at 2005-08-10 10:02:15 ------

Hello Listers,
Is there any info out there about what's going on when corals floresce? 
Melissa Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Do You Yahoo!?
Tired of spam?  Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around 
Coral-List mailing list
Coral-List at coral.aoml.noaa.gov

Charles Mazel, Ph. D.
Principal Research Scientist
Area Manager, Marine Optics and Imaging
Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810
978 738-8227
978 689-3232 (fax)

More information about the Coral-List mailing list