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This photo was shot at the the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. The Oceanographic Museum was inaugurated in 1910 by Monaco's modernist reformer, Prince Albert I. This monumental architectural work of art has an impressive fašade towering above the sea, towering over the sheer cliff face to a height of 279 feet (85.04 meters). It took 11 years to build, using 100,000 tons of stone from La Turbie.
Clownfish are native to wide ranges of the warm waters of the Indian and Pacific oceans, including the Great Barrier Reef and the Red Sea. he clownfish feeds on undigested matter which otherwise potentially could harm the sea anemone, and the faecal matter from the clownfish provides nutrient to the sea anemone. It has also been suggested that the activity of the clownfish results in greater water circulation around the sea anemone. In addition to providing food for the clownfish, the sea anemone also provides safety due to its poison.
Clownfish and certain damselfish are the only species of fishes that can avoid the potent poison of a sea anemone.

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  • Copyright: uc yuksel (ucyuksel) Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 19] (116)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-04-16
  • Exposure: f/3.2, 1/60 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-07-07 1:00
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