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News Anemone eats bird

Discussion in 'Hobby News & Events' started by Greater Iowa Reef Society, Feb 9, 2018.

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    The scientists reported a Giant Green Anemone (Anthopleura xanthogrammica) consuming a nestling cormorant (Phalacrocorax sp.) in the journal, Marine Ornithology. It is unclear whether the baby bird was alive or dead when it was captured by the anemone. Either way, it's certainly an unforgettable visual.

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  2. DangerJ Well-Known ReefKeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team

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    Nature can be a real mother sometimes :eek:
  3. Maureen Well-Known ReefKeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    Smart anemone, it knew where to position itself for the supply of food falling from the sky. ;)

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