Plumose Anemone


Like meadows of flowers, plumose anemone sway in the current. What may look like a plant is actually a colourful sea creature. Because anemones, like tropical coral, are anthozoans or flowering animals.
With their up to 1000 tentacles, plumose anemones fish for plankton. At first glance, they appear to be rooted firmly to the seabed. But in actual fact, they are able to move around, if only a few millimetres a day. In case of imminent danger, they detach their pedal disc entirely from the ground, retract their tentacles into their body and then form a ball to drift away with the current. What’s more, plumose anemones can clone themselves. To do this, small pieces of tissue are separated off, which then grow into identical copies of the original adult.


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