Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tentacles at the Aquarium of the Pacific

All of these photographs are of animals from Phylum Cnidaria. They all can capture prey using stinging cells that paralyze the prey. However most also are algae farmers. Algae live in the animal's cells and to photosynthesis to make carbohydrates. Some coral animals get 90% of their food this way and die without their algae partners.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thankyou for help during office hours. :) it has been a long study day and will be even a longer study night.