Incredible Images of a Microscopic World from Olympus BioScapes Competition
Mr. James H. Nicholson NOAA/NOS/NCCOS
Fort Johnson Marine Resources Center
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Specimen: Live coral Goniastrea sp., known as green brain coral. One full polyp in the center is shown with four surrounding polyps.
Walled corallites are purple.
Technique: Phase contrast illumination