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Sea creature

Observed: 29th November 2012 By: pen-y-bont_mikepen-y-bont_mike’s reputation in Invertebratespen-y-bont_mike’s reputation in Invertebratespen-y-bont_mike’s reputation in Invertebratespen-y-bont_mike’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

I've plumped for "marine" habitat as it was exposed at (average) low tide rather than "coastal".

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Sea Creature

It looks like a closed up sea anemone. Was it like hard jelly? Once the water has left they shut down. When submerged they open and look like beautiful frilly flowers.

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Hard Jelly?

I didn't get close enough to touch it. It was in an awkward place and having forgotten to eat breakfast or take a lunch with me I was feeling a bit hungry and too wobbly on my feet to clamber down to it. Also I had gone specifically to photograph something else (Sabellaria alveolata) and was distracted by the profusion of choice of that subject.

Thanks for the suggestion and to Dorset.Mushroom.Hunters for the ID.