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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl1093

A pom pom anemone (Liponema brevicornis) atop a small ledge. This is a very large, pink anemone that looks just like the common name, a pom pom. Unlike other anemones, its mouth (oral disk) is underneath it and the anemone is not attached. Instead, this anemone is like a tumbleweed.

Image ID: expl1093, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Washington, Olympic Coast NMS
Credit: Ed Bowlby, NOAA/Olympic Coast NMS; NOAA/OAR/Office of Ocean Exploration

Category: Ocean exploration/Invertebrates/

High Resolution Photo Available

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