Ocean Watch: Anemone crabs’ shells can house other species

In October I found a 1-inch-wide anemone on the broken shell of a tun snail. When I wrote that I had never seen this anemone, a species that typically rides on the back of a hermit crab shell, a friend offered to guide me to a place where the chances of finding the creatures were good. The tide, surf and weather state, however, had to be just right, as well as our availability for a nighttime excursion. Finally, conditions were right and off we went.


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