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Night glow corals

Duration: 01:08

Corals are spectacular enough during the day. At night however, they have the amazing ability to fluoresce. No one is sure exactly why they do this - one theory is that it is part of their natural sunscreen protection processes. One thing's for certain: corals make the reef a spectacular sight both in the day and at night.

Available since: Wed 28 Dec 2011


Series Producer
James Brickell
Monty Halls
Executive Producer
Neil Nightingale

This clip is from

Great Barrier Reef Nature's Miracle

1/3 Monty Halls examines the complex structure of the Australian coral reef and its wildlife.

First broadcast: 01 Jan 2012

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