Sand Rose Anemone
Scientific Name Urticina columbiana
Native To Pacific Ocean from Vancouver Island to California
Habitat Found in tidal pools and just off the shore
Diet Primarily feed on urchins, small fish, clams and mussels, and detritus
Size and Age Can grow to be 1 metre in diameter. It is not known how exactly long they can live but they will live several decades.
These anemones are typically not found attached to rocks like other anemones. They live on the sandy ocean floor among sand, mud, and shells. They are usually partially buried with just their tentacles exposed. They got the name ‘rose’ because they are coloured anything from pink to a deep red.