encrusting-coral

Into the dark: Two new encrusting anemones found in coral reef caves

Research primarily conducted in Okinawa, Japan, by graduate student Yuka Irei and associate professor James Davis Reimer from the University of the Ryukyus, along with Dr. Frederic Sinniger from JAMSTEC, has found two new species of encrusting anemones, or colonial zoantharians, in unexpected…
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Into the dark: Two new encrusting anemones found in coral reef caves

Three marine biologists from Japan have discovered two new and unusually unique species of encrusting anemone. Unlike almost all known species within their genus, these two new species do not have light-harvesting symbiotic zooxanthellae, having lost them as they adapted to life in cracks and caves in shallow coral reefs.



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Into the dark: Two new encrusting anemones found in coral reef caves

Three marine biologists from Japan have discovered two new and unusually unique species of encrusting anemone. Unlike almost all known species within their genus, these two new species do not have light-harvesting symbiotic zooxanthellae, having lost them as they adapted to life in cracks and caves in shallow coral reefs.



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Into the dark: Two new encrusting anemones found in coral reef caves

Three marine biologists from Japan have discovered two new and unusually unique species of encrusting anemone. Unlike almost all known species within their genus, these two new species do not have light-harvesting symbiotic zooxanthellae, having lost them as they adapted to life in cracks and caves in shallow coral reefs.

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The Sea, Eternity And The Cave

The sea erupts into the darkness

Pulses of eternal foam and form

Slither off coral encrusted rocks,

Embedded deep in a dwarfish cave.

The sea snakes around the cave

Filling up cracks and sand holes

Flushing

Tiny skeletal creatures up

That rush

Frantically out,

Then hide

In the heated waters;

The swirling sands.

The cave spills out onto the sea

Tripping a bell on a distant buoy,

Tied to a tidal path forever.

Rhythm on an invisible thread,

Anchored to the mystic moon.

Poem by bwsmith