Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sea Anemona Workshop, Singapore June 2011










Sea Anemone Workshop Singapore, 15 – 21 June, 2011

St John's Island Marine Laboratory, 
Tropical Marine Science Institute
National University of Singapore

By Dr Daphne Fautin, University of Kansas, Lawrance, Kansas, USA
Organized by the Tropical Marine Science Institute and the Raffles Museum for Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore

Sea anemones are aquatic predators in Order Actiniaria, Class Anthozoa, Phylum Cnidaria. Like their close relatives corals and jellyfishes, sea anemones have cnidocytes, which are cells that produce the stinging capsules used by these animals to capture prey and for defense. A sea anemone is distinguished from other cnidarians in being a solitary polyp lacking a calcareous skeleton; some have a basal disc by used to attach to a solid surface, but others burrow in mud and sand. They are cosmopolitan, found across all latitudes and at all depths ...

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