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Old 04/14/2019, 09:09 PM   #26
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This is really cool! Any idea what the small things that seem to be moving around them are?
If you're referring to the small brownish spheres inside the ciliates, they are the zooxanthellae from inside the corals. Without zooxanthellae providing their coral hosts with the organic carbon products of photosynthesis, the corals die.


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Old 04/14/2019, 09:30 PM   #27
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If you're referring to the small brownish spheres inside the ciliates, they are the zooxanthellae from inside the corals. Without zooxanthellae providing their coral hosts with the organic carbon products of photosynthesis, the corals die.


No, it looks like thereís something else moving around thatís significantly smaller than the ciliates.


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Old 04/15/2019, 09:18 PM   #28
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I am not a fan of microscope video, that gives me goosebump.


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No, it looks like thereís something else moving around thatís significantly smaller than the ciliates.

I see them as well. Very small worm-like structures. Possibly 1/100th the size of the larger brown creature


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