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June 17, 2006

Blackeye goby, Coryphopterus nicholsi, Tube anemone, Pachycerianthus fimbriatus
No, nothing untoward has been done with the color of this tube anemone
(Pachycerianthus fimbriatus). The occasional specimen is actually bright
orange and has something of a phosphorescent glow. Much of this is lost under
strobe lighting -- what you see here is what remains. I don't think blackeye
gobies (Coryphopterus nicholsi) have any special affinity for tube
anemones, but both are often found at the boundary between reef and sand.

    "The Barge", Monterey Bay, California
    June 17, 2006

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