susannah wheatcroft

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Jewel Anemones- The modest jewel anemone (Corynactis haddoni) may well be one of the most interesting animal species as it exhibits a high degree of colour variability.Like other anemones, the jewel anemone can reproduce asexually by splitting, which leads to clusters of identically coloured clones, and these patches join up to amazing quilt works of gaudy colours. The jewel anemone does not have long thinning tentacles but short ones, ending in knobs.

Jewel Anemones- The modest jewel anemone (Corynactis haddoni) may well be one of the most interesting animal species as it exhibits a high degree of colour variability.Like other anemones, the jewel anemone can reproduce asexually by splitting, which lead

Credit: GEORGETTE DOUWMA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY  Featherstar on gorgonian coral. The featherstar is a marine invertebrate. It is an ancient and primitive echinoderm, a member of the group of invertebrates that includes the starfish. It uses its feathery and fragile arms to catch and convey microscopic plankton and detritus to its mouth at the base of its arms. Unlike the closely-related sea lily, a featherstar is a free-swimming animal. Photographed at Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua…

Featherstar on gorgonian coral Credit: Georgette Douwma/science photo library