A Florescent Sea Anemone in unfiltered UV Light

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An image of Stichodactyla taptum anemone in unfiltered UV Light showing Fluorescence.  In this image there is a large amout of blue light that is so bright is it difficult to see the florescent tissues.  This iis what a diver would see with out the blue blocking filter.  This species of anemone will glow brightly when illuminated in ultra-violet(UV) light.  It is thought the glow may protect the anemone from the intense ultraviolet light of the Sun in shallow water. This image is part of a series showing the identical specimen in white light and UV light.
An image of Stichodactyla taptum anemone in unfiltered UV Light showing Fluorescence. In this image there is a large amout of blue light that is so bright is it difficult to see the florescent tissues. This iis what a diver would see with out the blue blocking filter. This species of anemone will glow brightly when illuminated in ultra-violet(UV) light. It is thought the glow may protect the anemone from the intense ultraviolet light of the Sun in shallow water. This image is part of a...
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