Nature School Game Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

Starburst Anemone

Anthopleura sola


The starburst anemone is just one of over 1,000 types of sea anemones found throughout the world. They cling to rocky or coral surfaces with their venom-filled tentacles stretched out, patiently waiting for any unlucky fish to swim into its harmless looking trap. Sea anemone can vary in size, from one half inch all the way too six feet (1.8 meters) in diameter.


It lives in the lower intertidal zone in rocky habitats, often in the shelter of cracks and crevices.


This particular individual was about six inches in diameter.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


Josh Asel
Josh Asel 5 years ago

Thank you druidae and Vinny :)

druidae1492 5 years ago

Beautiful picture :)

Vinny 5 years ago

Amazing picture

Josh Asel
Spotted by
Josh Asel

California, USA

Spotted on Dec 5, 2014
Submitted on Dec 20, 2014

Related Spottings

Aggregating Anemone Green sea anemone Giant Green Anemone Aggregating Anemone

Nearby Spottings

Harbor seals Osprey seaside daisy Pacific Ice Plant
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors