Sea anemones – sometimes called “flowers of the sea” get their name from the terrestrial anemone flower.  Sea anemones are related to corals, jellies, and sea pens and have stinging cells within their tentacles to subdue prey.  On the Pacific Northwest Coast, these soft bodied marine animals can provide shelter for small shrimp that are protected from predators by the anemone’s tentacles.  Anemones can be very colourful and great to watch as their tentacles sway in the ocean current.