In the tidepools at Carpinteria State Beach.
Somewhere on Oregon coast of Pacific Ocean between Newport and Coos Bay. Anemones?
Displaying poor judgement, this monster anemone (the base alone was about 7" in diameter, about 9" high) was ingesting a plastic bag. It had it about halfway down the hatch before I came along and ruined its fun. After sulking unhappily for a while (see sucked-in photos), it finally put out its tentacles in search of another meal. Yay. Plastic bags and marine life don't mix!
Sea anemones are a group of water-dwelling, predatory animals of the order Actiniaria. They are named for the anemone, a terrestrial flower. Sea anemones are classified in the phylum Cnidaria, class Anthozoa, subclass Hexacorallia. Anthozoa often have large polyps that allow for digestion of larger prey and also lack a medusa stage. As cnidarians, sea anemones are related to corals, jellyfish, tube-dwelling anemones, and Hydra.