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Coral Marine Life Timelapse

To the naked eyes, they barely move, but the plants, fungi, sponges, corals, plankton, and microorganisms on a coral reef grow, reproduce, spread, move towards source of energy and away from unfavorable conditions. To record their almost imperceptible movements — and to make them visible to our eyes — Daniel Stoupin made a timelapse movie from the “hundreds of thousands of photos” he took. The resulting video, titled “Slow Life,” is eye-opening.

Slow Life from Daniel Stoupin on Vimeo.

“Slow” marine animals show their secret life under high magnification. Corals and sponges are very mobile creatures, but their motion is only detectable at different time scales compared to ours and requires time lapses to be seen. These animals build coral reefs and play crucial roles in the biosphere, yet we know almost nothing about their daily lives.

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