All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Aggregating Anemone</strong>
<em>Anthopleura elegantissima</em>
Santa Cruz, CA
July 6, 2008

These small anemones can become large colonies by splitting and cloning themselves. These were photographed in a tiny tide pool at Natural Bridges...
Aggregating Anemone
Anthopleura elegantissima
Santa Cruz, CA
July 6, 2008

These small anemones can become large colonies by splitting and cloning themselves. These were photographed in a tiny tide pool at Natural Bridges SP. During low tide the anemones pull in their tentacles and look much like mushy rocks. They often have pieces of broken seashells and sand attached to their top side.

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