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Old 12/13/2008, 12:12 AM   #1
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How rare is this?



Carpet anemone in the wild. Not such a rare a site you might say.

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But this is a juvenile Black & White Ocellaris hosting in it. We found two the same size. So the parents were not too far away.



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Old 12/13/2008, 12:22 AM   #2
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kinda cool


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Old 12/13/2008, 12:24 AM   #3
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They are becoming much harder to find these days. But at least there are still wild ones to be found.


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Old 12/13/2008, 12:26 AM   #4
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Wow thats cool It must be great for reefers in australia, so can you take nemo home?


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Old 12/13/2008, 12:29 AM   #5
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I could have taken them home. But I purchase the tank bred ones instead.

This is where all of the ones bred around the world originate from.


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Old 12/13/2008, 08:54 AM   #6
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That is awesome Lewy, especially for someone like myself that is fascinated with AU clowns. Could you post more pics?


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Old 12/13/2008, 09:02 AM   #7
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That must have been thrilling to find, thanks for sharing.


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Old 12/13/2008, 09:35 AM   #8
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That. Is. Awesome. Thank you so much for posting! I made the picture of the clown in your hands my desktop background its really great!

Do you have any pics of the area near where you found it at?


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Old 12/13/2008, 12:24 PM   #9
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That is tight! I'm jealous I don't have the opportunity to go find cool things like that


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Old 12/13/2008, 12:32 PM   #10
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WOW, That is Awesome. Thanks for sharing.


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Old 12/13/2008, 12:38 PM   #11
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Wow it is so small, nice find


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Old 12/13/2008, 01:37 PM   #12
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Awesome! Mother Nature is truly beautiful!


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Old 12/13/2008, 02:55 PM   #13
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Did the parents attack your hand for going near the nem?


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Old 12/13/2008, 03:56 PM   #14
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We are going back out today so will take some more photos of the area we they are found.

If you notice in the photo there isn't much water around as it was low tide. We get tide ranges from minus to +7.9m, that is a huge amount of water movement through the area every 6 hours.


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Old 12/13/2008, 04:04 PM   #15
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That is a gigantea?


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Old 12/13/2008, 04:20 PM   #16
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That is a gigantea?
No idea. But we did collect two other anemones which were very strange looking.

I will take some photos and start a new thread for you guys to id for me.


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Yes, it's a S. gigantea, and more pics would be great Lewy.


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Old 12/13/2008, 05:03 PM   #18
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Lewy

Just outta curiosity, isn't that anemone sticky?

Thanks...Very Jealous of your Hometown! Swim out to Lord Howe and send us some pictures while you are at it..


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Old 12/13/2008, 05:11 PM   #19
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yes the anemone is sticky.

There are sand anemones in the area as well. The way we tell the difference is that the sand ones are slightly more stickier and the tentacles come off and stick to your fingers.


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Old 12/13/2008, 05:35 PM   #20
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Did the parents attack your hand for going near the nem?
since they live in the plankton rafts before settling out It's unlikely the little ones are anywhere near where they started


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Old 12/13/2008, 06:38 PM   #21
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that is really cool


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Old 12/13/2008, 09:43 PM   #22
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Great discovery!! Looking forward to more pics


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Old 12/14/2008, 01:31 AM   #23
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As promised more photos from today's trip out.

Pretty nondescript place from the road belies what is below.




But as you get closer.










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Old 12/14/2008, 01:32 AM   #24
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Hidden beauties and dangers lie waiting to be discovered.
The photo of the Blue ringed octopus in the bucket does not do it justice. The most beautiful irridescent blue rings and shape I have ever seen.







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Old 12/14/2008, 08:58 AM   #25
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omg!!!!!! Awesome. i hope u let them go though?


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