Friday, April 20, 2007

Anemone's of the Andaman Sea

People's common misconception is that anemone's are plants when in fact they predatory animals. They attach themselves to rock, sand or sometimes even other corals and feed by catching small fish and plankton with the sting on their tentacles. Anemone's appear to be able to virtually live forever and although they normally spend long periods of time in the same spot, but they are able to move to other locations when they are required to.

Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of these amazing creatures though is their symbiotic relationship with the feisty clown/anemone fish made so famous by the 'Finding Nemo' Disney film. I've spoken to many divers who could spend entire dives just watching the interaction between the two, mezmerised by their constant 'dance'.

This film is merely a short glimpse into the world of the clown fish and the anemone's of the Andaman Sea. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed filming it!