The Sea Anemone
By: Leah Walsh Block 2
The Integumentary System
- Like coral, sea anemones will create bonds with animals like the famously known clownfish. (Nemo!) The anemone offers protection for the clownfish who is immune to the tentacles' sting.
Skeletal and Muscular System
The Respiratory System
Excretory and Digestive Systems
- Asexual reproduction can occur in multiple ways but the most common process is through budding. This is when the new anemone is formed by a protruding in the parent and then breaks off. Another way asexual reproduction happens is when the anemone will divide itself longitudinally. No matter what, the resulting anemone from this type of reproduction is completely identical in DNA to the parent.
- Anemones may also reproduce by sexual reproduction. Some are hermaphroditic where they produce both egg and sperm while others are strictly one gender. The egg and the sperm are released through their mouths. Once an egg and a sperm meet in the water an anemone begins to form. At this stage they are called planula and they will float to the ground and grow with a different DNA.
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