Anemones

Sea anemones are the flowers of the sea. They are related to sea jellies, corals and many other cousins that have polyps with stinging cells. Anemones may live alone or in colonies. They have many colours. They feed by extending their tentacles into the water hoping to catch tiny animals passing by.


Many anemones in cooler southern (or northern) waters are harmless to people although when touched they feel sticky and cling to your finger.