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Fluorescence signature of corals collected from mesophotic depths in the Gulf of Eilat/Aqaba.

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posted on 24.06.2015, 04:19 by Gal Eyal, Jörg Wiedenmann, Mila Grinblat, Cecilia D’Angelo, Esti Kramarsky-Winter, Tali Treibitz, Or Ben-Zvi, Yonathan Shaked, Tyler B. Smith, Saki Harii, Vianney Denis, Tim Noyes, Raz Tamir, Yossi Loya

Photographs show the appearance of representative specimens under daylight (left column) or imaged under blue light through a yellow long-pass filter (Nightsea) (middle column). Fluorescence spectra (right column) were recorded after excitation with 450 nm light. Peak positions are indicated by arrows. (a) Oxypora egyptensis, (b) Alveopora ocellata, (c) Goniopora minor, (d) Pleuractis granulosa and (e) Echinophyllia aspera.