Bleached anemones behave differently!

Last updated 10th Feb 2020
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Rising ocean temperatures are breaking up a delicate relationship between corals and algae that help the anemone find and sense light, photosynthesize and survive.

Anemones host millions of algae, just like coral, which photosynthesize and provide the majority of food for the anemone. We found that normal, healthy anemones actively moved towards light. But wi...