Coral excavating itself after becoming buried in sediment.

Details: Time-lapse video of mushroom coral (Lobactis scutaria) excavating itself after becoming covered in sand. By speeding up time 300x it becomes apparent that the coral exhumes itself through a series of inflation pulses. More information see:http://www.springerlink.com/content/f70h03x4x013875h/ orhttp://www.coraltimelapse.com

 (by coraltimelapse)

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    Coral excavating itself after becoming buried in sediment. Time-lapse video of mushroom coral (Lobactis scutaria)...
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    So cool.
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    I’m such a nerd. but this is awesome.
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    totally cool and freaky
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