A near vertical view up the NW facing wall of Cathedral Rock. The red foreground is an encrusting alga, close by are several common sea urchins and the white and yellow clumps are soft corals - dead man's fingers, Alcyonium digitatum. All are in a resting phase with polyps retracted as the tide was not running and therefore the supply of plankton was minimal.
St. Abbs Marine Reserve, Berwickshire. E. Scotland