Fluorescent features observed in a deep-sea community

An example of fluorescent features observed in a deep-sea community. This basalt rock, collected at 1,700 ft, is overgrown by polychaete worms, bryozoans (violet reflection) and sponges (green fluorescence). The nature of the red fluorescent stains on the rock and the small glass sponge (lower half, center) is uncertain.

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