Sea anemones are not really that mythical at all.
A few thousand years ago, when humans were discovering the wonders of the sea, they discovered the huge creatures lurking in the deep.
They were described as being of the “sea-like” type, with “thick, dark bodies that look like those of giant squid.”
Sea anems can live up to 100 years, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and are not thought to be predators.
In fact, the only thing they eat is algae.
So they are actually quite cute.
But the fact that they were so cute is actually what inspired a few scientists to create an entire field of science called “sea anemology.”
Scientists at the University of Washington, in Seattle, and at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute have spent the past five years studying these little critters, looking for a deeper understanding of how they lived, how they evolved, and how they changed.
So far, they have collected over 2,000 specimens, and so far they are only studying sea anems in the Caribbean Sea and a small area off the coast of Florida.
“They’re not really living in the ocean, they’re actually not living in a huge ocean, and they’re not living at sea, either,” said Michael T. Rau, a researcher at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at the university who has been tracking sea anemic sea anes for years.
They’re actually living in an area that’s much smaller than the ocean in which they live, but that’s really where their evolutionary history and their evolution began,” said Rau.
What is it about sea anemia?
The Smithsonian Tropical and Coastal Research Institute is part of the National Geographic Society.
Its website has a section called Sea Anemia, which features images and videos of sea aneres.
In a recent study, they found that the specimens they collected had two distinct features.
First, the creatures had three sets of eyes, like some of the other sea anamaloes.
Second, their skin was dark.
These two characteristics may have made the creatures appear “sea related,” which is a popular description for anemony, according the Smithsonian’s website.
Scientists say that these creatures have been around for more than 2 million years, and that the species is not indigenous to any specific area.
But there are a few theories floating around as to why they evolved that way.
First off, some scientists think the creatures may have developed some kind of vision system that allowed them to see in the dark.
But that vision system is not completely clear.
And so scientists have to wait for more research before they can definitively rule it out.
Another possibility is that the creatures developed an eye-based defense system that they used to navigate.
This may have allowed them not to be attacked by predators, and also allowed them the time to gather food.
The last theory is that some sea aned scientists may have been able to communicate by scent.
That would make sense since the sea aneme smells pretty bad.
Some scientists think that the sea-based anemons have evolved to survive in a different climate than other sea creatures.
They can’t survive in the tropics, which is where most sea anenemals live.
So some sea ents have adapted to live in cold water, where they can survive for decades without food.
But sea anemen don’t have the same adaptations to cold as other sea animals.
They also don’t live in areas that are too cold for them to survive, and there’s no evidence that they can be cold-adapted.
Why are sea aneman so cute?
Sea anemes are usually small, with a tail, like a squid, and a body that’s slightly flattened, or “skewed” like a clam.
And they’re sometimes mistaken for jellyfish, which have a smooth body with a long, snout.
Sea ents live in the tropical Pacific, in tropical waters like the Galapagos, or in the South Pacific, where the winds are stronger and temperatures are cooler.
They may live for decades, but the Smithsonian said that they are not “living at sea” and that they have no natural predators.
As they age, they become more wrinkled, and then they die.
Sea anemen are not as colorful as jellyfish and have a more “blue-gray” coloring.
They live in places where they are vulnerable to predators, like warm-water coral reefs.
In their 20s and 30s, sea anemed can grow up to 4 feet long and weigh up to a ton.
They typically live in deep water, in deep sea trenches or at the bottom of reefs, and some sea ermers may even live near the surface.
They have no predators.
Sea ents are one of the most endangered species on the planet. So