Giant Anemone Eats Seabird

Giant green sea anemones can be found under the waves on rocky coasts from Alaska to Panama, shimmering a quite brilliant and unlikely green. They eat small fish, mussels, crabs, and sea urchins. They are basically immobile, and stick to small food items, befitting their small size, with a maximum diameter of about 10 inches. Imagine the surprise, then, when researcher Lisa Guy from Washington’s Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean and colleagues found one of these green guys eating a cormorant nestling, many times its size, in Cannon Beach, Oregon.”

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