Happy sea anemones at the rocky coast of Vancouver Island
by Katja Laute, Trondheim, Norway
These colourful sea anemones live at the rocky shore along the western coast of Vancouver Island in western Canada. Sea anemones are among the most colourful marine animals and have often an appearance like underwater flowers. But sea anemones are marine animals belonging to the phylum Cnidaria and are related to corrals and jellyfish. A typical sea anemone is a single polyp attached to a hard surface. They use their colourful tentacles to capture prey and to defend themselves against predators.
Strong currents carry nutrients around Vancouver Island supporting a vast variety of marine wildlife ranging from little sea anemones and sea urchins to sea lions and the magnificent Orcas.
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Submitted on 02 February 2019
Credit: Katja Laute (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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