Flesh of Coral Reefs
A coral reef sports a lot more than just fish…
If you look very closely at the reef, you’ll see that what may at first look like plants is actually the flesh of animals rooted in place or very slowly moving across the reefscape. This video explores the unique textures of that flesh. It points a closeup lens at flesh that includes soft corals, bryozoans, sea urchins, a sea cucumber, tunicates, giant clams, a sea pen, a sea star, and nudibranch egg masses.
This video was shot at dive sites across the Philippines, Indonesia, and the Red Sea on the coast of Egypt.
You can view more of Mike Boom’s video shorts at the Laughing Eel YouTube channel.
Mike Boom is an underwater videographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He shoots video off the California coast as well as other spots around the world that include both coasts of Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Indonesia, the Philippines, the Maldives, Egypt, and any other place that will let him in with too much video equipment and then supply him with tanks and air.
You can view some of his video shorts at the Laughing Eel YouTube channel.