LEO Network

Recently, divers have noticed plumose anemones (Metridium spp.) detaching from rocks and dying at rocky reef sites in British Columbia. This project aims to track the geographic occurrence and trends related to this phenomenon.

A black ring of bare rock at the base of an anemone, indicating a decrease in size or movement. Photo by Jessica Schultz
Dislodged anemones at the base of a wall. Photo by Jessica Schultz
Evidence of detached anemones at Whytecliff Park in September, 2016. Photo by Vlad Chernavsky
Evidence of dislodged anemones at Bird Islet, Howe Sound. Photo by Jessica Schultz
Fallen anemone being eaten by Aeolid nudibranchs. Photo by Jessica Schultz

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