An animal species, very often forgotten because so discreet and unchanging, populates the seabed, serving both as an elegant setting for this silent world and as a natural habitat for microalgae: CORAL
Endowed with a surprising ability, coral is responsible for some very mysterious luminous phenomena ...a multitude of coral species do in fact have the ability to fluoresce and so put on a veritable multicoloured show for the marine life around them!
In order to enable as many people as possible to discover and enjoy this display of almost unreal colours , on 6th March the Musée océanographique de Monaco is inaugurating a totally new discovery area , where young and old will have the opportunity to go night divingwithout getting wet, in search of fluorescent corals !
In a nocturnal ambience, the curious visitors will take their seats around a 5, 000 litre tropical pool above which are suspendedfour diver dummies, as if floating in the water, holding in their hands colour- revealingspotlights.
Montipora rose, Blastomusa, Briareum, Galaxea and other Echinopora appear in the credits of this unique performance: showcased like gems in their jewellery boxes, these corals found principally in the Indo-Pacific region reveal unexpected, captivating hues.
This area was made possible thanks to the support of the Centre Scientifique de Monaco, Beuchat diving equipment, the aquarium manufacturer Nippura Ltd and Alpheus lighting suppliers.
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