CORAL FLUORESCENCE

 

During the bleaching process, some corals produce fluorescent pigments that act as chemical sunscreens. Fluorescing is the reef’s beautiful last-ditch effort to save itself.

 

 new caledonia, MARCH 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

new caledonia, MARCH 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 new caledonia, april 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

new caledonia, april 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 new caledonia, MARCH 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

new caledonia, MARCH 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 new caledonia, MARCH 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

new caledonia, MARCH 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 new caledonia, MARCH 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

new caledonia, MARCH 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 new caledonia, MARCH 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

new caledonia, MARCH 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 okinawa, japan, SEPT 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

okinawa, japan, SEPT 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 new caledonia, MARCH 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

new caledonia, MARCH 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 new caledonia, MARCH 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

new caledonia, MARCH 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 new caledonia, MARCH 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

new caledonia, MARCH 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 new caledonia, MARCH 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

new caledonia, MARCH 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 new caledonia, MARCH 016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

new caledonia, MARCH 016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey


 new caledonia, MARCH 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

new caledonia, MARCH 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 new caledonia, MARCH 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

new caledonia, MARCH 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 new caledonia, MARCH 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

new caledonia, MARCH 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 okinawa, japan, sept 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

okinawa, japan, sept 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 new caledonia, MARCH 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

new caledonia, MARCH 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 okinawa, japan, SEPT 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

okinawa, japan, SEPT 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey