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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish4612

A large green sea anemone (Anthopleura xanthogrammica) with a mussel shell near its feeding orifice.The sea anemone will ingest the mussel, absorb edible materials, and excrete the shell through the same orifice.

Image ID: fish4612, NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Location: California, Bodega Bay area
Photographer: Dr. Dwayne Meadows, NOAA/NMFS/OPR


Category: Fisheries Habitat/Rocky Coast/

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