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Anemone
4 Anemone

Most anemones are found in shallow waters, but one kind of tube anemone has adapted to live near sea vents, 1.5 miles below the surface. They attach themselves to the seafloor, and capture food with their tentacles.

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1. Hydrothermal Vent 2. Vent Formation 3. Human Occupied Submersible 4. Anemone 5. Zoarcid Fish 6. Tubeworms 7. Crabs 8. Clams & Mussels 9. Pompeii Worm
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Credit: Nicolle Rager, National Science Foundation