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LIVING FLUORESCENT CORALS FLOWN TO ANTWERP ZOO

LIVING FLUORESCENT CORALS FLOWN TO ANTWERP ZOO Nature. LIVING FLUORESCENT CORALS F L O W N TO A N T W E R P ZOO A R A R E collection of living, fluorescent cords, transported 12,500 miles by aeroplane, can now be seen in the Antwerp Zoo, Belgium. It is one of two such exhibits open to the public. The tiny deep-sea dwellers were taken from their tropical home in the reefs off the coast of New Caledonia, the French territorial island in the South Pacific. Divers, who collect the specimens from depths of IOO ft. or more, worked under the direction ofDr Ren6 Catala, founder, owner and director of the Marine Biology Station at Noumba, New Caledonia. The four cases of corals were transferred by means of special flight arrangements with T A1(TransportsACriens Internationaux)from NoumCa to Brussels, via Paris, and then to the zoo by truck. Dr Catala accompanied the shipment and cared for the animals. When ultra-violet light is directed into the especidy prepared fish ond where the corals live, fluorescent co ours transform the ordinarylooking corals into glowing under-water jewels. The collection was taken to the Antwerp Zoo under the auspices of the Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp, with the cooperation http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Zoo Yearbook Wiley

LIVING FLUORESCENT CORALS FLOWN TO ANTWERP ZOO

International Zoo Yearbook , Volume 2 (1) – Jan 1, 1961

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Wiley
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Copyright © 1961 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0074-9664
eISSN
1748-1090
DOI
10.1111/j.1748-1090.1960.tb02739.x
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Abstract

Nature. LIVING FLUORESCENT CORALS F L O W N TO A N T W E R P ZOO A R A R E collection of living, fluorescent cords, transported 12,500 miles by aeroplane, can now be seen in the Antwerp Zoo, Belgium. It is one of two such exhibits open to the public. The tiny deep-sea dwellers were taken from their tropical home in the reefs off the coast of New Caledonia, the French territorial island in the South Pacific. Divers, who collect the specimens from depths of IOO ft. or more, worked under the direction ofDr Ren6 Catala, founder, owner and director of the Marine Biology Station at Noumba, New Caledonia. The four cases of corals were transferred by means of special flight arrangements with T A1(TransportsACriens Internationaux)from NoumCa to Brussels, via Paris, and then to the zoo by truck. Dr Catala accompanied the shipment and cared for the animals. When ultra-violet light is directed into the especidy prepared fish ond where the corals live, fluorescent co ours transform the ordinarylooking corals into glowing under-water jewels. The collection was taken to the Antwerp Zoo under the auspices of the Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp, with the cooperation

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International Zoo YearbookWiley

Published: Jan 1, 1961

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