Sea Anemones


Sea Anemones are ‘sit and wait’ predators. They are tubular, jelly-like animals seemingly attached to one spot. They can move if conditions are uncomfortable. At the top is a mouth surrounded by tentacles covered in stinging cells that have tiny sticky threads inside. Prey is caught by sticky threads and paralysed by the stinging cells. The food is then drawn into the sea anemone’s mouth where it is digested with chemicals. Unwanted material is regurgitated. Sea anemones also eat nutrients by sifting fine particles in the water.