“… up to 82% of the marine life [in Port Phillip Bay] is found nowhere else in the world, so it’s completely unique. You compare that to the Great Barrier Reef, where only 10% of the marine life is unique to the area.” — Sheree Marris,...
Who am I?
How can you tell it’s me?
I’ve got a distinctive orange column with white stripes surrounded by many small white tentacles that I use to catch my prey.
Where is the best place to find me?
I am one of the most common anemones and you can find me on rocky reef and on jetty pylons throughout the Bay.
Why am I important for Port Phillip Bay?
I am a carnivore who eats larvae of some invasive species, preventing them from settling on artificial structures.