Monday, July 16, 2007
LADIES NIGHT Ms. NDD
As you know, Tues.`s post is dedicated to the ladies.
Tonight we honor Ms. NDD, a lover of all things "Clown".
This Clownfish, Amphriprion ocellaris Cuvier,1830 is sometimes called a False Percula.
It will easily form a relationship with most anemones, but it is not a requirement for it.
It usually will find a spot beneath a coral head, & use that area as a headquarters, so to speak.
A docile fish, it is very clownish in it`s behavior, but that has nothing to do with nomenclature.
In this image, it is displaying unusual behavior, different from it`s normal routine.
It usually hangs out at the Green Bubble coral & I immediately noticed the change. Most problems in a reef are noticed intuitively. Just walking by, I can tell if something is different, & always investigate for the cause.
In this instance, the Clownfish was fine, it`s just that never, over the years, had I seen it taking a bath in the Green Torch.
I picked up a camera & started shooting. This is one image, of a few dozen I was able to take, & until he revisits that coral, I may never again have the opportunity .
Hopefully, this image will be one, that tonight`s honoree, Ms NDD, will be pleased with.
On another note, I will be putting a link in the comments, that will take you to "The Bowling Shirt".
Also, I have a clickable thumbnail on the right, showing a baby bird in it`s nest.
I will be periodically updating the little chick`s progress, but there will be a "Planet Earth" image otherwise.
The image in the Header, is also clickable.
Thank you, Ms NDD.