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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Finding Nemo … Have you found it?

Sailor Pen released a Limited Edition series -"The Creatures of the Deep". It is a collection of 10 marine creatures. Each one is delicately and beautifully painted using the traditional Japanese maki-e techniques by the famous artisan Mr. Koushu Nishihara on Sailor Classic 1911, with each pen fitted with a 21K solid gold nib giving absolute writing perfection. There will be only 88 sets worldwide, with each pen individually numbered.

This is the first part to a 10 part articles regarding the marine creatures of the Sailor pen. The objective of the article is to help our pen lover not only appreciate the art, but to also the marine creatures …

The movie Finding Nemo has had people going crazy over Clown Fish. The sales went up, facts thus came up to open and reef destroyed. They are commonly found in the warmer waters of the Indian and Pacific
oceans, including Great Barrier Reef and the Red Sea. Beside the commonly coloration found is the bright orange intermingle with white stripes, there are other color that ranges from yellow, maroon to black. The largest reach a length of 18 cm, while the smallest barely reach 10cm.

Clown fish are found in warmers water of the Indian and Pacific oceans, including the Great Barrier Reef and Red Sea. The interesting name comes from is cheerful coloring and its active nature. It is commonly mistaken that Clown Fish is really fooling around with all his antics, but in reality, they are an aggressive fish and are fiercely territorial, living in groups and guarding their anemone against other unfamiliar fish.

Clown Fish and anemones has a symbolic relationship. Sea anemones are usually deadly to small fish. Ironically,they are have the ability to continuously loop through the waving tentacles of the anemone without getting stung by it. Anemone is a common safe home for clown fish. In return for this protection, the clown fish make short trips out to the surrounding reef, using it cheerful color body to lure unsuspecting fish to the anemone. After the anemone is done with the food, the clown fish will polish off the remaining uneaten bits and pieces.

A little known interesting fact of clown fish is its ability to switch sex. Unlike man kind who need to pay to switch, and sometime ended in nightmare … becoming a UFI (Unidentified Identity), clown fish does not have this problem. The largest fish in any group is the female and the smaller fish are non-mating male. If the females should dies, the largest male will morphs into a female and take over the role of the female... hmmm... it remind me of 東方不敗 ... Eunuch taking over the emperor in ancient China...

Clown fish has a very strong bond with their mates. The pair will spawn on a clean piece of coral or rock next to an anemone, they share the egg guarding duties. All clown fish are males when they are born. As they grow, the predominant male will morph into female, and become the defender of the territory.

The Finding Nemo movie has create a fever of rearing clown fish in aquariums, and it is very successfully. It is not necessary to keep the Clown Fish with its host anemone, as it is difficult to take of anemone. Due to it territorial nature, it is general not to mix different species of clown fish. They are generally very peaceful.

Wondering where to Find Nemo! Visit Aesthetic Bay Pte Ltd or Fook Hing Trading Co. , you might be able to Find Nemo. If you wait too long, you might have to catch Nemo in Sydney.

Pen Details:
The Creatures of the Deep - "Kumanomi" Clownfish
Materials: Resin
Nib selection: EF, F, M, B, MS, 21K Gold
Limited Edition: 88 pieces (individual numbered)
Box: Special Buddhist decorative boxes

Other blog for the Sailor Creatures of the Deep collection
(1) Hammerhead Shark "Same"
(2) Whales "Kujira"
(3) Octopuaay "Tako"
(4) Pengiun
(5) Sunfish "Manubou"

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