AquaRay lighting was chosen as the best form of lighting available to display coral fluorescence at the Southampton Boat Show back in September. The people from the National Oceanography Centre at the University of Southampton created a great display and even used bacteria spliced with fluorescent protein genes to create fluorescent art!!
Research at the University of Southampton has found an explanation for the puzzling observation that corals show such a stunning range of colours even when they are sat side-by-side on the reef. The related paper on the genetic basis of coral colour polymorphism in reef corals and its ecological implications came out in Molecular Ecology. [...]
The research programme that we are involved in with the Coral Reef Laboratory at National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, is producing some excellent results, with new findings that potentially make big changes in the fields of reef keeping, propagation and conservation. You can find out more here.