Leopard anemone, Antiparactis species.
Photos by Ian Nilsson
Landscape Type: Marina
Very large (~9'' length), growing near the surface on the sides of the dock. Others could be seen nearby and growing all of the way down to the bottom.
Large, attached to underside of dock
Found in large colonies in tide pools - high wave energy was noted
seen on the dock, large colonies of an average length of 1 foot
Friday Harbor Dock. There were hundreds of these anemones, the largest probably being 3 feet long. The grew facing downwards on not o my the dock, but large cables in the water.
Large white anemones that have thick, long stalks with a fluffy white head of tentacles on the end. Found hanging off of the dock and along lines in the marina.
Bright green anemone with purple tipped tentacles. Seen in a small pool in the rocky intertidal.
Anthozoa is a class within the phylum Cnidaria. Unlike other cnidarians, anthozoans do not have a medusa stage in their development. Instead, they release sperm and eggs that form a planula, which attaches to some substrate on which the cnidarian grows. Some anthozoans can also reproduce asexually through budding. More than 6,100 species have been described.