Clown fish hovering over an annoyed anemone.
This is an extreme close-up of Gorgonia Coral polyps opened up and feeding on plankton floating by. Photo taken in Fiji.
Coral covered 50 mm machine gun mount on shipwreck in Truk Lagoon, Micronesia.
This Porcelain Crab, commonly called an anemone crab appears ready for battle. They live in a symbiotic relationship in a sea anemone along with clownfish, grooming the tentacles and enticing would-be victims to become trapped in the tentacles. The anemone, in turn, provides protection to these tiny creatures. Photographed in the Solomon Islands, this little fellow could stand on a nickel with nothing hanging over the edges.
Tunicates | St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands Tunicates are a species of invertebrate, no…vertebrae. Confused? So was science. This species resembles a sponge in shape (much, much smaller) and how they eat planktonic matter and filter the water back to the ocean. Look closely and you will see a faint skeletal-like rib sections and a backbone. […]