San Diego County, California, US
>10 cm (4 inch)
>tentacles often same color but paler
>found on floats, docks, pilings, and other hard surfaces
>similar to the giant plumose anemone
White, almost clear, 4cm in height
Atlantic Sea Nettle caught in Redfish Bay by Port Aransas, Tx aboard the RV Katy
Cnidaria (/naɪˈdɛəriə/ with a silent c) is a phylum containing over 10,000species of animals found exclusively in aquatic and mostly marine environments. Their distinguishing feature is cnidocytes, specialized cells that they use mainly for capturing prey. Their bodies consist of mesoglea, a non-living jelly-like substance, sandwiched between two layers of epithelium that are mostly one cell thick. They have two basic body forms: swimming medusae and sessile polyps, both of which are radially symmetrical with mouths...