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Giant Green Anemone (Anthopleura xanthogrammica) is a species of intertidal sea anemone. These brightly colored beauties are commonly found in local tide pools and are distributed from Alaska to Southern California. Their bright green color is partially attributed to their diet of photosynthetic algae. They use stinging cells in their tentacles as protection from predators and to catch prey.
This photo was taken by Casey Cruikshank, our Coastal Programs Coordinator.