Living in Harmony: The Clown and Its Anemone
The clownfish live within the tentacles of a sea anemone. The sea anemone produces a toxin that protects the clownfish from their predators. A recent study has reported that the clownfish’ wiggle dances are helping their sea anemone host to breathe and help the anemone to aerate themselves, which means the clownfish and anemone need each other to survive living in the ocean.
In short, they live in harmony as part of the mutual symbiosis to survive in the wildlife undersea.
You don’t have to scuba dive to see the wildlife clownfish and its anemone. In the Indo-Pacific region like in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand, they can be seen easily by snorkeling close to the beach. Just don’t touch the anemone with bare hands as the sea anemone will sting your skin.
Images were taken in Indonesia during scuba diving. My photography gear for these images: Olympus PEN E-PL5 with Olympus Underwater casing PT-EP10 and Strobe INON D2000. Lens: Olympus 60mm 2.8 macro.
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