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The Aquarium of the Pacific had a few new things to see when I visited yesterday in an attempt to escape the summer heat. This bubble coral was one of the new exhibits, and it was fascinating to watch the subtle movements in this living coral. I also loved the luminous quality, texture and colors in the bubbles. (Long Beach, California USA)
Flickr Explore #198 - July 19, 2009
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