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Moonglow Anemone

Anthopleura artemisia

Description:

Beautiful anemone that comes in a range of colors. This is what I call the gray form, but you can see yellowish ones in the last photo. I have also found them in orange, neon green, and pink

Habitat:

Rocky beach in a tide pool

Notes:

See an orange one: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/188..., a neon green one and a yellow one I found near each other: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/560..., and another green: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/110...

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11 Comments

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta a year ago

Super!

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom a year ago

Really great quality shots.. Congrats !!!!! :)

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck a year ago

Fantastic shots, Machi! Congrats.

Machi
Machi a year ago

Wow! Thanks everyone! I am so glad you can appreciate them! I'll put some links to the other beautifully colored ones in the notes.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. a year ago

Congratulations Machi!

Congratulations!

triggsturner
triggsturner a year ago

Congratulations Machi on your SOTW. Fascinating anemone.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

Congratualtions Machi, your beautiful Moonglow Anemone has been voted Spotting of the Week!

"It looks like it's glowing from the inside! This beautiful Moonglow Anemone (Anthopleura artemisia) is our Spotting of the Week. Anthopleura artemisia belongs to the family Actiniidae, the largest family of sea anemones, which comprises most common, temperate shore sea anemone species. The oral disc of Anthopleura artemisia (the large central area without tentacles) can come in a whole range of colors, and can have solid or concentric patterns.
Lean more about this organism here: https://buff.ly/2vkerHF "

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Machi
Machi a year ago

Thanks for the nomination! And thanks Christine Y. :)

Christine Y.
Christine Y. a year ago

Beautiful!

AshleyT
AshleyT a year ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Machi
Spotted by
Machi

Alaska, USA

Lat: 57.80, Long: -152.35

Spotted on Jul 25, 2017
Submitted on Aug 21, 2017

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