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Coral Landscape

August 7, 2023

It’s not a mountain landscape viewed from above. It’s actually Pavona varians, or “corrugated coral,” photographed under a microscope! This hard-skeleton coral sends tiny white filaments out to snare and digest prey. This reef-building coral species was collected from Panama’s Liquid Jungle Lab during a #WHOI tropical marine biology course.

Photo by Liz Drenkard © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


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