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Starbust Anemone

Anthopleura sola

Description:

The ocean was continuously slamming sand and water into this Sea Anemone, which was standing it's test of time with great strength and patience!

Habitat:

This sea anemone was seen in a tide pool in Monterey bay at 36.8007° N, -121.9473° W.My map utility is not working correctly.Please refer to this section for the exact location.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 years ago
Starburst Anemone
Anthopleura sola Starburst Anemone


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8 Comments

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

Thanks,Polilla :)

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

:)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 years ago

Just don't get washed away. That's my specialty :/

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

i was able to capture some waves on the inner tentacles. With all the sand being dumped on it,this anemone must be very busy filtering and filtering and expelling!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 years ago

Ah yes, Starburst Anemone. It sounds quite dazzling and majestic :)

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

Neil ,i will go with your ID suggestion of A.Sola.
Anthopleura sola, commonly known as the starburst anemone or giant green anemone, is a species of sea anemone of the family Actiniidae. A. sola was previously considered the solitary form of the common aggregating anemone Anthopleura elegantissima, but was identified as a separate species in 2000.

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

Thanks Neil.Nice name! Starbust anemone :)
Anemone eggs,now that is neat! I will check your spotting out!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 years ago

Great spotting, Hema, and an exceptionally good photo of this amazing creature. It's quite captivating. Oh, and just to cover all bases, here's a second ID suggestion for you - Anthopleura elegantissima. One thing I always look out for now when spotting anemones are its eggs. My first spotting was quite a surprise when I saw tem on my computer some time later - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/359...

Hema
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Hema

California, USA

Spotted on Sep 14, 2016
Submitted on Sep 14, 2016

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