It was blowing a gale and the rain was relentless, but it didn’t stop us getting into the water and seeing some corals and fishes.
Less than 5% of the corals that I saw exhibited colourful fluorescing, which is a form of bleaching. There were so many fish and between us we saw three different species of anemone fish/clown fish.
Did you know there is such a thing as a tomato clown fish – its Latin name is Amphiprion frenatus. We also saw the dusky clown fish – Amphiprion melanopus. But the only one that I have a photograph of from Tuesday is the clown fish known as the pink skunk – Amphiprion perideraion.
- Dr Jennifer Marohasy