Trumpet Anemone

The column of this anemone is shaped like a trumpet, hence the common name.

It is a southern species with its northern limits at Lundy. Marine biologists believe that a warm water current delivers microscopic floating larvae (plankton) from areas to the south of Britain and deposits them around Lundy. All of the trumpet anemones at Lundy are a beautiful chocolate brown with thin blue stripes spreading out from the central mouth. The best examples can be found beneath the jetty and around the canyons in The Rattles.

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