Project Description

Anemones are sometimes called “flowers of the sea”, but are actually animals closely related to jellies and corals.  The attractive crimson anemone (Cribrinopsis fernaldi) is recognizable by red banding that covers their opaque tentacles.  The crimson anemone is large with a column diameter of about eight inches (20.3 cm), and height reaching twelve inches (30 cm).  This stationary animal feeds by catching passing food with its tentacles.  Its range is from northern Alaska to Washington, and this one was found resting on a sandy bottom near Vancouver, BC.