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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sea anemones

Sea anemones

The Sea Anemone is usually not something you think of as an animal, much less would you think of them as animals you would look for at the zoo. They are indeed an animal, albeit one of the least intelligent ones, down at the bottom of the bioligists chart with the sponges. They live by hoping prey will happen to swim by, which can be stung by the tentacles, which will paralize the prey with a toxin with the hopes that it will then proceed directly into the mouth.

Instead of renting expensive scuba gear and underwater camera equipment, I went to the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere inside the building. While you may have never noticed them before, the Sea Anemones are there with the fish, snakes, and amphibians.

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