Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Giant deep sea ... anemones?

Deep Sea News reports on the discovery of Boloceroides daphneae, a giant sea anemone that lives in the deep ocean:
The largest living specimen she [Marymegan Daly] found had a column diameter of 1m, a tentacle crown of 2m diameter, and tentacles trailing an estimated 3m and more.
That sea anemone is wider than most humans are!

[Deep Sea News' post has a picture of the giant critter]

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