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Moonglow Anemone

Anthopleura artemisia


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


Rocky beach in a tide pool


See an orange one:, a neon green one and a yellow one I found near each other:, and another green:

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SukanyaDatta 4 years ago


Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 4 years ago

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

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 4 years ago

Fantastic shots, Machi! Congrats.

Machi 4 years 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. 4 years ago

Congratulations Machi!


triggsturner 4 years ago

Congratulations Machi on your SOTW. Fascinating anemone.

DanielePralong 4 years 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: "



Machi 4 years ago

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

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 4 years ago


AshleyT 4 years 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!

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Alaska, USA

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

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