Pacific Tidepools: Emerald Green Anemones

Emerald Green Anemone and Pink Coralline Seaweed

Emerald Green "Sunburst" Anemone

Emerald Green “Sunburst” Anemone

Emerald green anemones are among the prettiest animals in Pacific coast tidepools.  Microscopic green algae give them their spectacular color.  They can grow up to a foot high, and get as big around as a dinner plate! 

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

4 Responses to Pacific Tidepools: Emerald Green Anemones

  1. We have plenty of sunflowers in Texas but nothing like that sunflower anemone. Thanks for making me aware of it, and i hope I get to see one someday.

    Steve Schwartzman
    http://portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com

    • Pam says:

      We went on a wildflower trip to Texas once. It was gorgeous! We especially enjoyed the hill country and the unique birds along the border.

  2. cindy knoke says:

    These are wonderful and so hard to photograph!

    • Pam says:

      Yes, they are very tricky to photograph! You have to take a lot of pictures to try and get that moment when the tide clears. They are spectacularly beautiful.

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