|Sea anemones usually spend most of their lives
in one place, but some have the ability to move. If they do move,
they can only travel three to four inches an hour. Sometimes
sea anemones hitch a ride on hermit crabs or decorator crabs.
If they do that, the sea anemone can protect the crab and if
the crab is a messy eater, the sea anemone can pick up bits of
food from the crab and eat it. Some sea anemones just let go
of the rock and go float around in the water.
|The sea anemone eats small fish and shrimp. The sea anemone
captures its prey with its deadly stinging tentacles.
The sea anemone's mouth and tentacles are located on the top
of its body.
|Sea anemones reproduce by budding off baby sea anemones.
The babies stay connected to the adult until it is old enough
to go out on their own. If a sea anemone is torn apart by rocks,
then each part becomes a new sea anemone.
||fish, shrimp, isopods, amphipods and plankton
||5 centimeters to 17 centimeters
| Life Cycle
||reproduce by budding
||nudibranchs, snails, fish and sea stars
| Neat Facts
||pieces of sea anemones can turn into new sea anemones
||giant green, aggregated, brooding, painted,
proliferating, rose, sand-rose, strawberry, tube, white spotted
rose, white plumed, zoanthid
||corals, hydroids, jellyfish, sea fans, sea pansies, sea pens
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