A Florescent Sea Anemone in Short Wave UV Light

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An image of Stichodactyla taptum anemone in short wave UV Light showing Fluorescence.  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 short wave UV Light showing Fluorescence. 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.
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