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A purple Egg or Allied Cowry (Prosimnia semperi) living on a coral. One of the best examples of marine camouflage, this species is almost indistinguishable from its coral habitat, especially when the coral has its polyps extended.
Image taken at night on a coral reef on the northern section of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia.

· Date: Fri October 12, 2007 · Reference ID: /22007-01-06_08-06-56 · Views: 18587 ·
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Giant Barrel Sponge in a Caribbean Coral Reef Scene
Paul Osmond

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