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Snakelock Sunday

14 August 2011 | Posted in Marine

Author Ronnie Reed

snakelock anemone / Paul Naylor

Like the head of Medusa in Greek Mythology, snakelock anemones are a writhing mass of tangled green tentacles, tipped with purple. This anemone can be found in shallow, brightly lit pools of water because its tentacles contain a symbiotic algae that uses sunlight to produce its food. They are anti social, and if they are living too closely together, they will engage each other with their tentacles and eventually one will move away from the other.

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