Animal Update - December 20
Published December 20, 2013
Strawberry Anemones in Surviving Through Adaptation
We have a whole colony of strawberry anemones now on exhibit in our Surviving Through Adaptation gallery!
Did you know? These animals only grow to be about an inch wide! Like many other species of anemone, their tentacles are equipped with a potent poison which can stun prey/predators.
Strawberry anemones reproduce by splitting themselves into two identical copies, in a process known as fission. Along the ragged coast of the Pacific Ocean, you can see many rocks and ledges covered in these pink anemones!
Spotfin Butterflyfish in Lurking Gallery
A group of spotfin butterflyfish (originally from our DC location) has been added to our Lurking gallery.
Did you know? The black bar across this fish’s eye confuses predators.
This species is found in the Western Atlantic, from the east coast of the United States to Brazil.
Be sure to check back every Friday to find out what’s happening!