Bubble Coral

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In the Pacific Ocean and parts of the Red Sea, bubble coral can be found in varying species, colors and forms.  They maintain their egg-like appearance during the sunlit hours (maybe an egg-like disguise?), then deflate at dark, manifesting finger-tentacles that feed on plankton, etc.

See more of this beautiful creature at Environmental Graffiti.

Previously on Neatorama:  Great Barrier Reef: Gone in 20 Years

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Maybe this species was the first to develop the ability to make itself appear larger to frighten predators. What would eat coral? I don't want to know.
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