One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A common European coastal sea anemone which is typically rust-red with several rings of tentacles around the mouth.
- ‘When uncovered by the tides, beadlet anemones retract their tentacles and look like small beads of jelly.’
- ‘Unlike the beadlet anemone, it cannot retract its tentacles so is only found in pools on the middle and lower shore.’
- ‘The beadlet anemone which may be red, green or brown, uses its tentacles to catch passing prey and, at low tide, when out of the water, tucks its tentacles away and resembles a small blob of jelly.’
- ‘The beadlet anemone, or Actinia equina, is a beautiful marine creature that lives in intertidal habitats in the rocky coastal waters of Britain.’
- ‘Red beadlet anemones reproduce by dropping off a tiny piece of their body, which then grows into a new anemone’
- ‘Some anemones anchor themselves in the sand, but the beadlet anemone spends its life fastened to something solid such as a rock.’
- ‘The rocks that cover and uncover are worn smooth, with only hardy beadlet anemones and barnacles braving the sudden changes of temperature, salinity, and oxygen levels.’
- ‘The beadlet anemone lives in rock pools on the shore and in the shallower part of the sea below low tide level.’
- ‘Shore invertebrate animals include red beadlet anemones, and worms in sand or stuck to the rocks.’
- ‘The common beadlet anemone, a small red or green species found along the shore, is often seen when the tide is out, with its tentacles retracted.’
- ‘You might see small crustaceans and red beadlet anemones, but little else.’
- ‘The beadlet anemone is the most common in the rockpools, but the most spectacular one to be found is the snakelocks anemone, especially the one with green tentacles with purple tips.’
- ‘Clumps of mussels, often drilled by predatory dogwhelks, are anchored to the rock with strong golden threads while red and green beadlet anemones move around by tumbling over and over!’
- ‘Like the beadlet anemones they have a ring of blue warts which can be seen when the tentacles are fully extended’
- ‘It is not viviparous like beadlet anemones but their eggs are shed into the sea.’
- ‘The rock surfaces in the deeper areas are decorated with daisy, strawberry and dahlia anemones, particularly under the overhangs, while the shallows are dominated by beadlet anemones.’
- ‘Snakelock anemones, with many sinuous fingers like a Medusa head, cling to the sides, along with brilliant beadlet anemones, winkles, whelks and limpets.’
- ‘With images ranging from the common starfish to a beadlet anemone, these stamps make the perfect inspiration for our latest Art Competition.’
- ‘The beadlet anemone is frequently found alongside limpets on open patches of rock, yet appears very vulnerable to drying out.’
- ‘Snakelocks anemones, beadlet anemones and a large number of sea urchins authentically recreate a typical Mediterranean rocky reef scene.’
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