Sea Anemone Vs Cormorant

On May 29, 2014 by Tim Newman

Cormorant Vs Anemone

In the various battles between animals that we’ve seen here, a vibrant sea bird pitted against a pretty much stagnant blob of jelly should be an easy call. But how about a static blob of neon against a dead, baby sea bird?

It’s a pretty surprising image isn’t it? The baby cormorant probably wasn’t caught by the sea anemone, but it’s certainly being eaten by it.

Cormorant Vs Anemone 2

Apparently it’s not unheard of for this to happen either; maybe a predator drops the bird or it dives into water too shallow and breaks its neck. The oceans are a cut throat world and if you’re stuck on the bottom and peckish, you’ll take whatever snack comes your way.

This isn’t an isolated occurrence, apparently a paper in the journal Marine Ornithology has been published on the matter, I must admit I haven’t read it though.

Here’s a video of an anemone eating a common murre:




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