Plumose Anemone

These are very tall, usually ghost-white anemones which are very common around Lundy.

They have a multitude of fine stinging tentacles which are arranged in a wave-like pattern around the top of the column. This gives the anemone a very fine fluffy look, hence its common name. Plumose anemones can grow up to 30 cm high, and can appear very spectral when covering one of the sunken shipwrecks found around Lundy. As with all anemones the mouth is situated at the centre of the tentacles, which are armed with hundreds of stinging cells. It feeds by catching microscopic food as the water passes by.

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