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Green Sea Anemone

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I saw these Green Sea Anemones in tide pools on the Palos Verdes Peninsula over the weekend. They are green because they have chlorophyll as plants do. ...Carnivorous, quasi plants.
 
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I've seen anemones in the wild before, but haven't come across any with chlorophyll yet...or I might have, just a chlorophyll form that's not green (since many species host algal symbionts of various types)...
There are many organisms with chlorophyll that aren't plants though, I wouldn't use that as a trait to associate with being semi-plant. Certain flatworms, several algal phyla, euglenids, etc.
 
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I've seen anemones in the wild before, but haven't come across any with chlorophyll yet...or I might have, just a chlorophyll form that's not green (since many species host algal symbionts of various types)...
There are many organisms with chlorophyll that aren't plants though, I wouldn't use that as a trait to associate with being semi-plant. Certain flatworms, several algal phyla, euglenids, etc.
Considering its development, through symbiosis, I like to think of it as a natural animal x plant hybrid. An old term for this is *chimaera*.
 
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