Struggle for life II: Anemones that eat jellyfish
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It is true that when you go to sea you always learn something and it is equally true that when you dive you always discover something new and you are faced with something new, even by simply snorkeling in shallow water. Anemones that eat jellyfish anemoni che mangiano meduse intotheblue.it
In this video we see a “family” of anemones of the Anemonia sulcata species (the typical anemones of the Mediterranean Sea), which have captured a Barrel jellyfish (Rhizostoma pulmo) and which are almost certainly being eaten.
It is now widely demonstrated that jellyfish are an important link in the sea food chain, but that they were also food for anemones is curious and rather unusual.
However we leave to you free interpretation of the images and the video, the only thing we are sure of is that we are facing a species that we have filmed several times:
Anemonia sulcata (Pennant, 1777), commonly known as Venus hair, is an anthozoan coelenterate of the Actiniidae family. It was originally called Actinia sulcata.
Rhizostoma pulmo (Macri, 1778), also known as barrel jellyfish, is a scifomedusa of the Rhizostomatidae family. anemoni che mangiano meduse intotheblue.it