Friday, July 18, 2008

Sea anemones in Parker Point Marine Sanctuary, Rottnest Island

These were the sea anemones I saw at Parker Point, Rotto. It's the same place where I saw those pink corals.

I can't remember how large they were, probably 10 - 15 cm across. The great thing is that they were in water that was less than one meter deep and was near the shore.


Mosura said...

Very nice! Is it Heteractis malu ?

Tsun-Thai Chai said...

Yes, I think so.

For two reasons:
1) They are said to have purplish-tipped whitish tentacles; lots of tentacles.

2) They live here around the western coastline.

No guarantee anyway.

Tsun-Thai Chai said...

"Malu" means "shy" or "shame" in Malay.