Video: Coral's Dramatic Yet Slo-Mo Emergence From the Sea Floor

By Sarah Zhang | February 9, 2012 2:05 pm

It’s just a pile of sand–no wait, is that a tentacle wriggling in the corner? These time-lapse videos taken by researchers at the University of Queensland show that mushroom corals unearth themselves by slowly inflating and then deflating over 10 to 20 hours. See a second coral attempt the same after the jump.

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