While diving few days ago in the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia, I found this rather attractive sea anemone called the Ritteri Anemone Heteractis magnifica; it has a sticky foot at the base of the pedal column that is used to adhere to various surfaces and moving around. The column is intensely colored, ranging from avocado green, greenish-browns and white, to sky blue and magenta.
Tentacles are all over the surface of the oral disc. The approx 3" long tentacles are finger-shaped. When this anemone feels threatened, it will retract all its tentacles and form a large ball. (I think it’s feeling a bit threatened by my presence! Thought only humans behaved that way 😂🤪🤷🏻♀️)
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The Great Barrier Reef