Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Not a Sea Flower

Sea Anemones in a Tide Pool, Seal Rock State Park, Oregon
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved  (Velvia slide film)

Although it may look like a flower, a sea anemone is a marine predator. Around its mouth are tentacles armed with poisonous stinging cells used for self-defense or
 capturing prey. If I were a small fish, or crab, or errant toe, I would not want to make an enemy of anemone.

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