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Goniastrea sp. showing the almost transparent tissue covering the hard skeleton “cups” of each polyp. -- Courtesy of Nikon Small WorldThis 25x image of brain coral (Goniastrea sp.) shows the almost transparent tissue covering the hard skeleton “cups” of each polyp. Honored as an Image of Distinction in the 2012 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition, it was taken by James H. Nicholson and Hanian Lang PhD, and Sylvia Galloway PhD of MUSC & NOAA/NOS/NCCOS, Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine, Coral Collaborative Research Facility, Charleston, SC, using brightfield microscopy.

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