Jewel Anemone

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The Jewel anemone usually appears in large numbers covering vast areas of rock producing some of the most beautiful underwater scenery around Ireland. These anemones come in a wide variety of colours: pink, yellow, orange, green, purple, brown, red, and more. Their capacity for prolific budding (reproducing), means that the different colours are not totally mixed but occur in distinct patches. When you examine each individual it is very attractive with approximately one hundred tentacles that have a, white or brightly coloured rounded knobs on the tips. Its mouth is located in the center of the tentacles.

Jewel anemones are found in rocky areas along the south and west of Ireland it is particularly common on offshore reefs, it is here that they can be viewed in their full glory.

Jewel Anemone

Jewel Anemone