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Thomas Brück saw the sea whip Antillogorgia elisabethae for the first time 17 years ago while diving on a research trip to the Bahamas.

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 17 2020
Thomas Brück saw the sea whip Antillogorgia elisabethae for the first time 17 years ago while diving on a research trip to the Bahamas. He still remembers this encounter vividly, which took place 18 meters below the water’s surface: “Their polyp-covered, violet branchlets moved gently in the current. A fascinating living organism!” As it also contains various biologically active compounds, the biochemist since then has studied the natural product bi…

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