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Psammogorgia hookeri (2 of 2)

Caption: Costa Rican researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the University of Costa Rica have named the coral for Yuri Hooker, biologist and naturalist at the Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University in Lima, Peru.

Credit: Yuri Hooker

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