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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