Story: Corals, anemones and jellyfish

Exploring rock pools

Exploring rock pools

A good place to find sea anemones is in rock pools like this one at Pukerua Bay, north of Wellington. Anemones favour the shade, and are commonly found anchored under ledges or pressed into crevices.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1996/1254/28a-F
Photograph by Ross Giblin

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Dennis Gordon, 'Corals, anemones and jellyfish - Cnidaria – the nettle animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 February 2023)

Story by Dennis Gordon, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 26 Sep 2016