National Geographic : 1940 Jun
FANTASTIC DWELLERS IN A CORAL FAIRYLAND STINGING CELLS IN THE "PETALS" OF THE SEA ANEMONE PARALYZE ITS PREY Batteries of darts stun unwary shrimps and other small marine creatures. The helpless "catch" then is passed from tentacle to tentacle, into the "sea flower's" wide-open mouth. © National Geographic Society Autochromes Lumiere by T. C. Roughley SOFT AS THISTLEDOWN, AN ANEMONE BASKS NEAR A LEATHERY SEA STAR Myriad starfish vary from less than an ounce to several pounds, and from a diameter of less than an inch to more than a foot. If a sea star is cut in half, each part can develop into a complete creature.