Pacific Ring of Fire Expedition.Purple anemone (~6 inches across ~15 cm) on a pumice rock alongthe east crater wall, West Rota volcano. Anemones are suspension feeders, capturing zooplankton with their tentacles.
Date: 2004 April
Credit: Pacific Ring of Fire 2004 Expedition. NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration; Dr. Bob Embley, NOAA PMEL, Chief Scientist
Location: Mariana Arc region, Western Pacific Ocean
Subject: Ocean exploration