Posted On: Friday, November 7, 2014
These beautiful close-up images of tiny (~1mm) coral polyps were contributed by Jamie Craggs, aquarium curator at the Horniman Museum & Gardens in London. You would normally expect images like this from a stereo microscope, but Jamie took these handheld with a Canon 5D with a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens set for 5x, two Inon Z240 strobes with NIGHTSEA EX-INON excitation filters, and a yellow barrier filter in front of the camera lens. Thanks Jamie!
Fluorescence is an invaluable tool for coral recruitment research in the field, the aquarium, and the laboratory.