This series of
photos demonstrate the reseliency of Pocillopora
in rebounding from exposure to adverse conditions.
The coral was in the upper regions of the tank
and was severely over-exposed to metal halide
lighting, heat and air when a pump failed in
the aquarium and caused the water level to lower.
This lasted for at least 3-4 hours.
Photos by Chuck Fiterman (MtnDewMan).