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On the Beach (Sea Anemones and Sea Fans)


Sea Anemones

Beadlet Anemones
Beadlet Anemone (Actinia equina) - orange (submerged)

Beadlet Anemone (Actinia equina) - orange-brown (submerged)

Beadlet Anemone (Actinia equina) - orange-red (submerged)

Beadlet Anemone (Actinia equina) - olive-brown (submerged)

Beadlet Anemone (Actinia equina) - brown (out of water)

Beadlet Anemone (Actinia equina) - red (submerged) -1

Beadlet Anemone (Actinia equina) - red (submerged) -2

Beadlet Anemone (Actinia equina) - red (out of water)

Dahlia Anemones
Dahlia Anemone (Urticina felina) - submerged     side-view

Dahlia Anemone (Urticina felina) - submerged (NMA*) -1

Dahlia Anemone (Urticina felina) - submerged (NMA*) -2

Daisy Anemones
Daisy Anemone (Cereus pedunculatus) - out of water

Daisy Anemone (Cereus pedunculatus) - submerged -1

Daisy Anemone (Cereus pedunculatus) - submerged -2

Gem Anemones
Gem Anemone (Aulactinia verrucosa) - out of water 1

Gem Anemone (Aulactinia verrucosa) - out of water 2

Gem Anemone (Aulactinia verrucosa) - submerged 1

Gem Anemone (Aulactinia verrucosa) - submerged 2

Jewel Anemones
Jewel Anemone (Corynactis viridis) - submerged (NMA*)

Parasitic Anemones
Parasitic Anemone (Calliactis parasitica) - submerged (NMA*)

Plumose Anemone
Plumose Anemone (Metridium senile) - out of water     close-up     colony

Plumose Anemone (Metridium senile) - submerged (NMA*)

Plumose Anemone (Metridium senile) - side-view (NMA*)     closed on pile

Red Speckled Pimplet Anemones
Red Speckled Anemone (Anthopleura ballii)     column

Snakelock Anemones
Snakelock Anemone (Anemonia viridis) - green / brown (submerged)

Snakelock Anemone (Anemonia viridis) - multicoloured (submerged)

Snakelock Anemone (Anemonia viridis) - grey (submerged)

Snakelock Anemone (Anemonia viridis) - olive green (submerged, feeding)

Snakelock Anemone (Anemonia viridis) - brown (submerged)

Snakelock Anemone (Anemonia viridis) - brown (out of water)

Snakelock Anemone (Anemonia viridis) - green (eaten by Sea Slugs)

Strawberry Anemones
Strawberry Anemone (
Actinia fragacea) - out of water

Strawberry Anemone (Actinia fragacea) - pinky-red (submerged, closed)

Strawberry Anemone (Actinia fragacea) - (submerged)

Strawberry Anemone (Actinia fragacea) - (submerged, closed)

Strawberry Anemone (Actinia fragacea) - (submerged, tentacles)

Strawberry Anemone (Actinia fragacea) - (submerged, side-view)

Sea Anemones to Identify
Sea Anemone (Spit Point, Par. 12.04.09)

Anemone (to identify) -2     column

Sea Fans
Sea Fan (Eunicella verrucosa) - NMA*

Soft Corals
Dead Man's Fingers (Alcyonium digitatum) - young specimen

All images were taken in rockpools or on beaches around Cornwall except those marked NMA*, which were taken at the National Marine Aquarium.


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