June 11, 2021 | By:

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.

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