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There are over 1,000 different species of sea anemone found in most oceans of the world. Sea anemones live at various depths, although most are found in coastal tropical waters. The sea anemone is named after the anemone land-growing flower. Although the sea anemone looks like a flower, it is actually an animal. It has a cylindrical body with tentacles surrounding its central mouth. These tentacles are capable of injecting a paralyzing neurotoxin into its prey. The sea anemone attaches itself to rocks on the sea bottom or to coral reefs. It then waits for fish to pass by catching them with their venom-filled tentacles. The sea anemone has developed an interesting relationship with the clownfish. Clownfish are immune to the stinging tentacles. The sea anemone protects the clownfish from predators. In exchange, the clownfish cleans the sea anemone's tentacles. Play the following videos to learn more about the sea anemone.

 
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