Weird Creatures From the Deep

A massive census of the oceans has turned up a trove of strange marine wildlife, from jellyfish to octopuses to anemones

The Australian Dragonfish (Dr. Julian Finn, Museum Victoria)


giant caribbean anemone
(Brian Wolly)
The giant Caribbean anemone (Condylactis gigantean) is commonly found in the inner reefs and lagoons of the West Indies and the western Atlantic. It can grow up to 16 inches in diameter and is identifiable by the brightly colored tips of its tentacles. But beware: these eye-catching anemones have venom in their tentacles, which they use to stun and capture their prey.

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