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Fish-Eating Anemone

Pictures: Anemone

A fish-eating anemone vacillates in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Califonia.

Designated in 1992 as a federally protected marine resource, the park has 276 miles (444 kilometers) of shoreline and 5,322 square miles (13,784 square kilometers) of ocean.

Park managers try to minimize the impacts of four major harbors plus urbanization and coastal development, as well as the impact of low frequency military testing. Testing may cause marine mammals, such as whales, to change their migratory routes and could disrupt feeding and mating.

Photograph by Chad King

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