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This is a clownfish, part of the Amphriprioninae family, but better known as Nemo from the Disney film Finding Nemo. He lives a lot closer to the ocean floor and these little fellows were only about 8 centimetres in length. The fascinating thing about Nemo is that he is a protandrous hermaphrodite, which means he is born a male and as he matures, becomes a female. If needs must, he can change back to being male, for example, if there is a shortage of males in the colony. Nemo is found near reefs in warm water (the water on the Barrier Reef was about 27C during Autumn). He is not found in the Atlantic Ocean, as it's too cold.

As he lives closer to the ocean floor, this photo was taken whilst scuba diving at a depth of about 10 metres.

Olympus Tough TG-2 Underwater Camera
ISO 100
f/2.8
1/250 seconds
3mm using Olympus FCON-T01 Fisheye

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