Tuesday, May 19, 2009

House of Nemo

I must have watched Finding Nemo at least 50 times. Don't be shocked. It was a long time ago and yes, even though I was that much older, what can I say, it was a very well done animated film. And when you think of Nemo, you inevitably think of his home and recall how difficult it was for him to pronounce it - anemenemone!

Which is why it thrilled me to no end to spot this during our snorkel at Kaibo a few weeks ago. This Sea Anemone was in relatively shallow water almost too easy to miss amidst a seabed of seaweed and other underwater greenery. But spot I did and in proper and usual fashion pictures were taken. Can we say Anemone?

And what is a Sea Anemone? Believe it or not, it's also a predatory animal, with it's tips that sting and temporarily stun prey as they are attracted to its pretty colours. Clown fish like Nemo, make their home in the Sea Anemone as they are immune to the stings emanating from the Anemone.

I've also attached a video, because that swaying is so mesmerising, I did not want you to miss out on it.


Iona said...

Good post. Finding Nemo is one of Rhea and Ilana's fav and mine too now:)

Sarah said...

If you watched it 50times...i must have watched it 150times...so much so my DVD doesnt work anymore :)

bermudabluez said...

What a GREAT picture!!! I didn't know that they had the stinging capability....guess it's a good thing I didn't run into one while snorkeling! I enjoyed the video too!!

MarkD60 said...

Finding Nemo isn't old enough to say "that was a long time ago"
I own in and have watched it a lot of times. I'd guess a quarter million. billion zillion
Yes, we have anemones, but no clownfish. If you go back day after day, you can tell that the anemones walk around too!

sid said...

Man you are so lucky to have been snorkelling. Hope to do it one day.

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen it yet believe it or not. Lion King is my favorite animated film of all time.