Laguna Beach, CA. 01/06/07. © Peter J. Bryant
 

Solitary Green Anemone
(Starburst Anemone)

 

Anthopleura sola

Actiniaria: Actiniidae

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Laguna Beach, CA. 07/03/06. © Peter J. Bryant

Laguna Beach, CA. 07/03/06. © Peter J. Bryant

Laguna Beach, CA. 07/03/06. © Peter J. Bryant

Laguna Beach, CA. 07/03/06. © Peter J. Bryant

Laguna Beach, CA. 07/03/06. © Peter J. Bryant

Laguna Beach, CA. 07/03/06. © Peter J. Bryant

Laguna Beach, CA. 01/06/07. © Peter J. Bryant

Laguna Beach, CA. 07/03/06. © Peter J. Bryant

Shaw's Cove, Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. Depth 25ft. 09/06. © Alan Grant

The individual on the left has inflated its fighting tentacles (called acrorhagi), with white tips containing a concentration of stinging cells. Crystal Cove State Park, Orange County, CA. 07/03/06. © Peter J. Bryant

The individual on the right is beginning to retreat. Crystal Cove State Park, Orange County, CA. 07/03/06. © Peter J. Bryant

The individual on the right has retreated. Crystal Cove State Park, Orange County, CA. 07/03/06. © Peter J. Bryant
Sea Anemones spawning in the tidepools near Bird Rock, Laguna Beach, Orange County,CA
The spawning started about one hour before the incoming tide reached these pools. Video

Anemone producing eggs- light brown and very fine. The eggs flowing out from the "mouth" in the middle resembled a miniature lava flow. Tidepools near Bird Rock, Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 8/14/13. © Sandy Dildine

Anemone producing eggs. The light brown eggs are coming out of the "mouth" of the anemone (Note the brown color contrasting with the grey sand). Tidepools near Bird Rock, Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 8/14/13. © Sandy Dildine

Anemone producing sperm. Tidepools near Bird Rock, Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 8/14/13. © Sandy Dildine

Anemone producing sperm. Tidepools near Bird Rock, Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 8/14/13. © Sandy Dildine

Anemone producing sperm. Tidepools near Bird Rock, Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 8/14/13. © Sandy Dildine

Shaw's Cove, Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 11/11/2015. © Peter J. Bryant

Shaw's Cove, Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 11/11/2015. © Peter J. Bryant

Shaw's Cove, Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 11/11/2015. © Peter J. Bryant