Story: Corals, anemones and jellyfish

Hydroids feeding

Hydroids feeding

These hydroids, shown hanging from a ledge, have extended their fine tentacles into the water in search of food. Collectively they are known as sea firs.

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Photograph by Jamie Quirk

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Dennis Gordon, 'Corals, anemones and jellyfish - Hydroids and siphonophores', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4774/hydroids-feeding (accessed 26 July 2021)

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