Sunday, July 29, 2007
FRIENDS, LEND ME YOUR ELEPHANT EAR
This Elephant Ear or Giant Cup, comes in different textures & colors and is named because of it`s size.
These "Rhodactis" eat food, including fish, by enclosing it in a large cup.
I have observed the one in these images many times during feeding. It can close quite rapidly & I would estimate the time to be faster than I can run & get my camera in my office next door.
Sometimes I run really fast.
As you`ll see in the slide show, I did get a shot of one eating the "catch of the day", a Yellow Watchman Goby.
I came home for lunch a few years ago, & giving my reef a quick look over, I noticed the poor Gobi, looking at me, as if to say, "DON`T JUST DO SOMETHING, STAND THERE".
You will also see a Maroon Clownfish with suicidal tendancies. Click on Planet Earth to see the Elephant Ear in action.
If you click on the flower in the header, you`ll see an Orchid show for Olivia, since she thrills us all with her daily marvels.
Please have a nice week.