Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sea Anemone

We just learned about the Rosy maple moth.

A sea anemone is a type of animal that lives in the ocean, and looks like a plant.
It is really an animal, and eats animals like small fish and shrimp.

They look like plants, with long flowing stems that wave in the water, but if a small fish bumps into them they will release a sting that will kill the fish.

Sometimes a type of plant called algea will grow on the anemone, and it will help give oxygen and food to the anemone, while the algea is protected from getting eaten by fish.
striped colonial anemone
(from: wikipedia - sea anemone)

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