Strawberry Anemone

Actinia fragacea This is a fairly large anemone. At low tide it looks like a strawberry with its tentacles retracted. It has yellowish/greenish pip-like markings on its column, hence its common name. The tentacles maybe red, pink or purplish in colour. It might be initially confused with the Beadlet Anemone (Actinia equina), which is smaller... Continue Reading →

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Beadlet Anemone

Actinia equina At low tide this sea anemone looks like a blob of jelly when it is exposed to the air and with its tentacles retracted to retain moisture. It has variable colours, from green, red, brown or orange. 5cm high and 7cm wide. The Beadlet Anemone will eat almost anything it can catch, including... Continue Reading →

Snakelocks Anemone

Anemonia viridis The Snakelocks Anemone rarely retracts its tentacles when out of water. It has up to 200 long tentacles which maybe brown, grey, or bright green with purple tips. The tentacles turn green in well-lit areas, and this is due to tiny symbiotic algae called zooxanthellae which live in its tentacles.┬áThe column is stout... Continue Reading →

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