Aggregating Sea Anemone Goes Solo

Miranda Andersen

Anthopleura elegantissima, commonly known as the aggregating anemone, can be found matting the rocky intertidal of British Columbia. This individual’s striking pink center is comprised of contracted tentacles, while its vibrant green colour comes from symbiotic algal cells that are present in its tissues. I captured this image at Pachena Bay in Bamfield, BC during a study on the distribution and abundance of bleached anemones in 2019.