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Aggregating anemone

Anthopleura elegantissima


A relatively common anemone found along the Pacific coast of North America. Usually grows in dense colonies. Identified by the tentacles that are tipped in pink.


Spotted along a rocky shore (pic 3) at low tide at Salt Water State Park.

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Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

Cool spotting, Brian. They are beautiful anemones!

Brian38 a year ago

Thank you, Lisa.

flowntheloop a year ago

Beautiful! Very alien-esque!

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Des Moines, Washington, United States

Spotted on May 19, 2020
Submitted on Apr 17, 2021

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