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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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Image Source(s)

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Tah dah! My very first underwater video. I took these shots off a dock today, and I was very pleased with how they turned out considering I was basically just pointing the camera and hoping it was focused on something interesting. 

Species include: juvenile Pacific tomcod, Vancouver featherduster worm, Metridium senile fimbriatum (a type of sea anemone), Lion’s mane jellyfish, moon jellyfish, crystal jellyfish, small acorn barnacles, and an unidentified fish species.