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Sea Anemones . The Predator disguised as a Flower
El colorido y extraño mundo de las estrellas de mar - The Colorful and Bizarre World of Starfish
We truly have a wonderful God who would put such vibrance and beauty even at the bottom of the ocean.
Anemones (pronounced: uh-NEM-uh-nee) often mistaken for plants are actually predatory animals closely related to Coral and jellyfish. Anemones are polyps that attach themselves to rocks on the sea bottom or on coral reefs. The pretty tube like petals often seen swaying about with anemone fish (like the clown fish) darting through them, are venom-filled tentacles targeted at paralyzing passing fish. With nearly 1000 species of sea anemones and spread throughout the World's oceans.
Red Rose Anemones, Carmel, California These are sea anenomies in Carmel Bay, California. Photograph by: Vance Taitano
Pink Sea Anemones - Sea anemones are, for the most part, sessile creatures which means they remain attached to one spot. But if conditions grow inhospitable, sea anemones can detach from their home and swim off in search of a more suitable location. They can also slowly glide on their pedal disc and can even crawl on their side or by using their tentacles.
El espectacular fondo submarino del Parque Nacional de Mu Ko Surin, Tailandia Las cálidas aguas del mar de Andamán hacen que la costa tailandesa sea ideal para inspeccionar el fondo marino por su gran riqueza y belleza natural. El Parque Nacional Marino de Mu Ko Surin delimita la mayor barrera de coral del país, con 33.000 acres, que junto a los parques de Ao Phang-nga y Mu Ko Similan conforma uno de los paraísos submarinos más ricos y esplendorosos del planeta. www.buceas.es
Pink fluorescent anemone with a Red Sea Anemone fish @ 30m depth in Woodhouse Reef, Tiran(Sharm El Sheikh), Egypt. This photo is shot with a magic filter without the use of strobes. If the same shot was done with strobes the original color of the anemone would have been replaced with a brownish/yellow while it would be possible to capture the fish in better quality.