Magic Anemone in the Philippines

Submitted by: Crystal949 9 years ago in Science
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This water dwelling, predatory animal shrinks away and disappears when enemies are near. Cool footage.
There are 60 comments:
Female 1,231
Wow. That was very nice footage... who was the camera operator? What lens were they using?

/avnerd

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Female 55
Reminds me of me when undesirables are nearby - scamper!
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Male 592
reminds me of my love life ::sigh::
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Male 1,024
@ slate
einstein
HA!

When you get old enough to actually BE in a biology class (that would be HIGH SCHOOL), then maybe you can post all of your wonderful knowledge for us.

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Male 276
that would be kool but if it shot out spikes i would want that in my garden
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Male 909
THAT.
WAS.
AWESOME.

Reminds me of my penis...

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Female 1,492
seriously, what`s up with all the random posts today? i know this is IAB, but seriously
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Female 326
just like Makahiya.. among the thistle family that folds when you touch it.

this i got to see next month. sweeett...

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Male 101
klansman wikipedia is made by people who add things to it. You can say anything on it that is fake.
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Female 80
and seriously, wikipedia fails quite often.
oh, and yes, you can have that or something like it as pets, I have several anenomes in my reef tank.
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Female 80
Seaweed and kelp are algae.
just really really big collections of it.
=]
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Male 577
sweet.. im half philippino too, and ive never seen one of those
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Male 372
^^ yea same here
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Male 778
That`s pretty cool but I wanted to see it come back up.
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Female 156
:O
*poke*
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Male 2,395
Cooll!!
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Male 2,720
Its like a magical sea merkin.
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Male 741
That`s pretty creepy.
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Male 3,296
dat was mighty cool
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Male 108
can we have them as pets? :)
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Male 946
cool
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Female 75
that was really cool.
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Male 1,556
SHOOOOPED!
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Female 367
"cool footage" sums it up
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Female 920
that was pretty cool. i didnt think it would move that fast.
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Male 690
i wish i could do that at boot camp
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Female 2,220
*Anenome

Idiot.

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Female 250
haha, and it lives its life playing hide and seek with the tourists of its sandy beach.

wtf?

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Male 9,305
Wow, not a single trace, save the disturbed sand. That`s some epic camo.
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Male 16
@xskullkidx: Haha, nice homour there :P
Nice display picture btw xD
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Female 488
Mr_Sir

the first time i read your comment..i thought something else. very equivocal.

nice video

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Female 1,211
"Cool plant ninjas"
Awesome.
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Male 1,152
it buried its head in the sand so it wouldent appear to part of the Family Guy audience
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Male 13
I`ve seen lots of stuff like that while Scuba diving . That`s not as rare as you guys make it out to be. Never-the-less, it`s still cool.
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Male 277
and what they didnt know is that it just caved itself in, and suffocated under the rubble... the nasty ba$tards
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Female 338
klansman....

wikipedia is technically not an accurate site to quote information from... Anyone can write what ever they want on that site.

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Female 17
that was sweet. LOL:o
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Male 550
Say... has anyone seen Planet Earth`s Ocean Deep?
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Male 237
Heh, sea cucumbers are not veggies either. And sweet bread is not sweet nor bread! EEEK! The shame!

Because something is called a sea plant and is different from what we consider plants in the air world doesn`t mean a parallel cannot be formed between both. After all, we have predatory plants that move as quickly as anemones.

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Male 629
WHOA AWESOME. I didn`t know we had that. It`s like the makahiya plant, which closes up when you touch it.
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Male 4,290
^ *and fails*
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Male 16
@klansman: If only everything wikipedia said was true. (:

@enmarwen: Cutest nerd I`ve ever seen. (: *Tries hard to not sound creepy* xD

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Female 43
wow, that was creepy...
amazing though, it looked quite solid to me
and then it just hid in the sand in like -1 sec
:S
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Male 1,766
Cool plant ninjas
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Female 98
It compleatly disapeared under the sand.....wow.
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Female 183
that is cool, i was amazed that it moved so fast
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Male 576
Thats what my bush does when I get out the buzzers, its very uncomfortable.
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Female 80
lol. I used to work at a saltwater fish supply store. and I`m a nerd. *pushes her glasses back up her nose*
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Male 12,138
^^ Well done Albert "slate" Einstein
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Male 186
Enmarwen, go u! and u are spot on, anenomes do this anyway, and kelp, seaweed etc are not plants, you do know ur stuff :-)
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Male 183
As a marine biologist, I feel the need to weigh in on this. But I really can`t be bothered. :-P
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Male 369
haha sweet
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Female 80
anenomes aren`t plants. and if you REALLY want to get technical, no plants can really live in the ocean. and don`t go telling me kelp and seaweed are plants, because they`re not.
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Male 174
it`s a plant einstein not a animal
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Male 2,113
very cool i want one
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Female 1,832
I just love Mother Nature and all her glory :-)
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Male 209
haha, sluuuuurp.
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Male 11
wow i thought that was pritty cool
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Female 80
don`t most anenomes do that anyway? I guess maybe they aren`t so big, so it`s not so dramatic.
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Female 246
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