Prof Daphne explains that a few kinds of sea anemones brood their young within the body cavity. These tiny baby anemones float about and may even end up in the hollow tentacles. Among these special sea anemone are these Banded bead anemones (Anthopleura handi) which are common on our shores. Some of those we collected last night started to expel tiny baby anemones through the mouth. Some babies were so small they didn't even have fully developed tentacles yet. Some other species of sea anemones that brood their young may even expel their babies through holes at the tips of their tentacles! We learn and see so much when Prof Daphne is around.
We were supposed to have 16 volunteers today, but only two turned up. Here's Chay Hoon getting Daniel and San San settled into the Expedition.
Both Pei Yan and I started to seriously tweet #MegaMarine since Ivan has left for an overseas trip. Thankfully, Ivan is also retweeting our efforts. Also thanks for others who posted about the many other activities that happened over the weekend.
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- Andy Dinesh on facebook about Day 6 and Day 7