Today's blog: Awesome Things in the Ocean!!
|A shaggy mouse nudibranch underwater |
at Point Hudson (photo by Elise Gorchels)
|A GPO (not actually so "giant", it was approximately the size |
of a grapefruit) out for an underwater stroll at
Redondo (photo by Elise Gorchels)
|It's cool, I'll just hide behind this...foliage...(photo taken at Les Davis pier by Elise Gorchels)|
-Anemones are animals, not plants, and are capable of moving when they find their habitat undesireable. Some species, such as the swimming anemone, move by contracting alternating sides of their column. Others might detach and inch along the bottom, and still others will completely roll in their foot (the part of their body that attaches to the surface they live on) and flip on their side, rolling much like a barrel in the current.
|A Painted anemone at Langley Tire Reef (photo by Elise Gorchels)|
That's all for now! Stay tuned for updates on our marine exhibit tanks, which will reopen in April and recaps from our annual auction, happening March 10th!