If it’s a bird at the beach, it’s a seagull. Right? Or is it? Pick up a bird book and you’ll find that there is no such thing as a “seagull”. But many grey and white, coastal birds are colloquially given this name, and this has the...
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.
Photographer/social media links – Chris McArdle