Tidepool Tips – Circadian Behavior in the Starlet Sea Anemone

TPERP Rex has been investigating the biology and other interesting phenomenon of some our the critters that live in the tidepools. One of his discoveries is that some anemones have shown the ability to remain in sync with tidal opening and closing when removed from the sea and placed in a 24 hr dark aquarium.

Rex says, There are also serious documentation for the same phenomena in another species mentioned in the article.  I could find no testing done on our starburst species.
The NCBI is a very good data base of many papers.

While we don’t have the Starlet Sea Anemone in the Cabrillo Tidepools, it is still an interesting subject. A link to the study is given below.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3467289/

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