Sea Anemone Tentacles
Metridium senile

f22 @ 1/60s, ASA 25, Kodachrome 25 color slide fim, Nikonos II w 28mm and 1:3 extension tube, Ikelite flash and aluminum flash reflector


"Metridium senile," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The slender, pointed tentacles are very numerous in larger specimens though fewer and relatively longer in smaller ones. Those near the margin are crowded and short whereas further into the disc they are longer and more dispersed. The color range of this sea anemone is large but for any one specimen the color is uniform throughout, except for the orange-red lip surrounding the central mouth. Colors include, white, cream, pink, orange, red, grey, brown and olive-green. The tentacles are translucent but may have a white band, and some specimens have a darker column and much paler disc.
Narragansett Bay, Narragansett, Rhode Island
 
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