Phil Woodard has reported the discovery of a beached specimen of the Swimming Anemone, Phylctenactis tuberculosa on Henley Beach on 3rd February 2016. “The recent storm probably dislodged it from its rock,” he said. “Quite a lot of anchored seaweed has also washed up with stones attached. I still have the specimen in salt water although sadly it was DOA to the beach. Happy to send photos if required,” he said.

We told Phil that we would love to see his photos of the specimen. He quickly obliged by sending several to us. These are all shown below (in no particular order): –

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The beach washed Swimming Anemone

(Taken by Phil Woodard)

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Close-up of the beach washed Swimming Anemone

(Taken by Phil Woodard)

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Close-up of the beach washed Swimming Anemone

(Taken by Phil Woodard)

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Close-up of the beach washed Swimming Anemone

(Taken by Phil Woodard)

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Close-up of the beach washed Swimming Anemone

(Taken by Phil Woodard)

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Close-up of the beach washed Swimming Anemone

(Taken by Phil Woodard)

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The beach washed Swimming Anemone

(Taken by Phil Woodard)

 

Many thanks go to Phil Woodard for his many photos and interest. It seems that he contacted us after reading my article posted at http://mlssa.org.au/2014/12/21/the-swimming-anemone-phylctenactis-tuberculosa/ .

The header photo was taken by Chris Rapson at the Norma wreck on 28th December 2014.

 

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