Latest Sea anemone Stories
A deep-water creature once thought to be one of the world's largest sea anemones, with tentacles reaching more than 6.5 feet long, actually belongs to a new order of animals. The finding is part of a new DNA-based study led by the American Museum of Natural History that presents the first tree of life for sea anemones, a group that includes more than 1,200 species.
Researchers lead by evolutionary and developmental biologist Ulrich Technau at the University of Vienna say that a sea anemone has a genomic landscape that is half animal, half plant.
A team of scientists and engineers with the Antarctic Geological Drilling (ANDRILL) Program used a camera-equipped robot to explore beneath the Ross Ice Shelf off Antarctica, making an astonishing discovery.
Marine biologists have been warning recently about the dangers of coral bleaching and new research from a team of international scientists indicates sea anemones are also susceptible to the color-sapping phenomenon that is thought to result from death of sea creatures’ symbiotic algae.
Clownfish became very popular 10 years ago when Disney released the animated feature film Finding Nemo, but the colorful fish are also famous among aquarium enthusiasts for their symbiotic relationship with the deadly sea anemone.
As insects evolve to become resistant to insecticides, the need to develop new ways to control pests grows.
New research from the University of California shows how the ability to detect light could have evolved before anything like an eye.
Researchers have discovered a new sea anemone that is thought to have established itself in Swedish waters, and larvae from similar anemones cause skin problems for sea bathers in the USA.
A new study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences documents how larval dispersal connects marine fish populations in a network of marine protected areas â€“ information that is critical for fisheries managers.
How does the orange clownfish - aka Nemo from the movie "Finding Nemo" - really find its way home? It turns out the colorful saltwater fish can sniff for leaves that fall into the sea from rainforests growing on the islands near their coral reef homes. After clownfish hatch from their eggs, they spend 10 to 12 days in the open sea, likely carried out by prevailing currents.
Clark’s Anemonefish (Amphiprion clarkii) is a marine fish belonging to the family Pomacentridae, the clownfishes and damselfishes. This fish is of small size and grows up to 15 centimeters. It is stocky, laterally compressed, and round to oval in shape. It is colorful with vivid black, white, and yellow stripes, though the exact pattern displays considerable geographical variation. Normally, it is black dorsally and orange-yellow ventrally, the black areas becoming wider with age....
The Cinnamon Clownfish (Amphiprion melanopus), otherwise known as the fire clownfish, is a widely distributed clownfish. It is mainly found in the western and southern portions of the Pacific Ocean, but can also be found in more central parts of the Pacific Ocean. It can also be encountered in the waters off of northern-western Australia. They are omnivorous, and will consume various meat food items and algae. These fish are one of the larger clownfishes and can be territorial and...
The Barrier Reef Anemonefish (Amphiprion akindynos) is native to the marine lagoons and reefs in the Western Pacific Ocean. It lives at a depth of around eighty-two feet in temperatures fluctuating between fifty degrees Fahrenheit to 89.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Its range includes northern New South Wales, the Loyalty Islands, Tonga, New Caledonia, Coral Sea, and the Great Barrier Reef. They are typically seen near or within the tentacles of their host anemones. They will inhabit anemones like...
The Walking Anemone, (Preactis millardae), also known as the Hedgehog Anemone or the Sock Anemone, is a species of sea anemone found on both sides of the Cape Peninsula in South Africa, where it is endemic. It is typically found 33 to 99 feet below sea level. It is the only member of its genus. This is an unusual looking anemone, growing up to 12 inches long, and being 2.4 inches in diameter. It has papillae (nipple-like projections) covering its whole body column. Scarlet lines radiate...
Fungia scruposa is a species of mushroom coral that lives a single individual rather than as a colony. It starts out life as a small disk attached to dead coral or rock, but by the time it reaches about 1 inch in diameter, it becomes detached. The adult has a single polyp that reaches up to 10 inches in diameter. This is the first species of coral that has been observed eating jellyfish. While most of its diet consists of bacteria and mesozooplankton, it does take larger marine life,...
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