U-NEM-UH-NEE: A STINGING POLYP WITH A SOFT SPOT FOR CLOWNFISH
11 December 2020 | Pentax K1000 | 35mm
Sea anemones are carnivorous organisms which paralyse its prey by injecting it with neurotoxin. These flowery beings are known to form symbiotic alliances with green algae and clownfish. The anemones provide the algae with a safe site for photosynthesis and in exchanges receives oxygen and sugar. The clownfish, protected by a mucus layer, reside within the anemone’s venomous tentacles. The anemone shelters the fish from predators while the clownfish lures prey to its mouth.