Fish-Eating Urticina
(Urticina piscivora)

image of a Fish-Eating Urticina

Image ID: 261-01

Other shots:  image of a Fish-Eating Urticina
Comments : The heavy currents in the Neah Bay area combined with the nutrient rich cold water upwellings just off the coast help create on of the most robust marine ecosystems in the world. Absolutely stunning anemones such as this one are commonplace around the Neah Bay area, and can be found in waters less than 20 feet deep. These anemones also come in an assortment of colors, although this color combination seems to be one of the most common.
Common name : Fish-Eating Urticina
Scientific Name : Urticina piscivora
Location Found : Waadah Island Fingers
Actual Size : 12 inch diameter
Camera Used : Sea & Sea MMII EX, ISO100
Natural History :