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Cryptic Corallines

Rocky reefs would be far less colorful without corallines, a kind of red algae. Corallines are more than just eye candy—they play key roles in the ecosystem. Studying corallines requires a mix of heavy lifting and a good dose of ingenuity.

Produced, shot, and edited by Katrina Pyne
Additional underwater videography by Zach Monteith, Grant Callegari, and Tavish Campbell
Map illustration by Mark Garrison
Research is a collaboration with Hakai postdoc Brenton Twist and the Martone Lab at the University of British Columbia