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White-plumed Anemone (Metridium farcimen)

Also known as the giant plumose anemone, the white-plumed anemone is a species of sea anemone found throughout the western seaboard of North America. Like most anemones, the giant plumose anemone is a carnivore and feeds on small invertebrates and zooplankton that swim into their stinging nematocysts.  White-plumed anemones have very long lifespans (with individuals living up to 100 years) and can grow fairly large and as such have few predators, although nudibranchs and large starfish have been observed feeding on them. 

Phylogeny

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Misc Song of the Day - January 16th

Giant Squid - Metridium Field

A (sort of) friend (acquaintance) of mine was in this band at this time, and I always thought this was their best release. This is a great jam and really brings me back to like 2006.