Snakelocks anemones

Snakelocks anemones

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Caption: Snakelocks anemones (Anemonia sulcata) at low tide. The gelatinous nature of this anemone prevents it from drying out when exposed to air at low tide. The snakelocks anemone has a symbiotic relationship with algae that live in its tissues. The green colour of the anemone's tentacles is due to chlorophyll produced by these algae. As the algae need light to photosynthesise, the anemone is found in sunny shallow waters. The anemone feeds on small fish and crustaceans, which it catches with its stinging tentacles. Photographed in Lee Bay, Devon, UK.

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