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Remember those plants on Pandora that vanish into the ground when touched? Turns out there's a kind of coral that does the same thing. Now if only we could find the Tree of Souls.


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  1. If we found the tree of souls, I'm sure it wouldn't take long for some fundamentalist group to chop it down as a danger to their beliefs.

    Posted by: Will | Jan 28, 2010 2:34:26 PM

  2. I think that that is a kind of tube worm, not coral.

    Posted by: Dan44444 | Jan 28, 2010 3:02:05 PM

  3. I think it might actually be a kind of seas cucumber - they often use a crown of feathery oral appendages to filter feed.

    Posted by: kipp | Jan 28, 2010 3:22:40 PM

  4. Really cool, but the Avatar plants were modeled more after Christmas Tree Worms:

    They're really cool and fun to tease.

    Posted by: Scott | Jan 28, 2010 4:43:23 PM

  5. It's an animal, not a plant.

    Posted by: arturo | Jan 28, 2010 8:11:20 PM

  6. Most scuba divers recognized the 'feather-duster' tube worm immediately. They actually look a little more like the 'christmas tree' variety. They are real fun to play with underwater only much, MUCH smaller!

    Posted by: Brad | Jan 29, 2010 3:23:47 AM

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