Time-lapse show corals springing to life

Coral awakening

These are time-lapse photography captured by youtube user ozguncyprus.  The first video shows a bubble coral inflating from from its skeleton into the recognizable appearance that gives it its namesake.


An amazing Ricordea sp. does a mesmerizing throbbing dance as it erupts to life.


It’s difficult to appreciate zoanthids “blooming” in real time, but time-lapse really brings the process to life.


Another zoanthid “flowering” for good measure:


A finger leather takes on its tree-like form.

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