Animal of the day – 3/1/2012 – The Sea Pen

Sea Pen

The animal of the day is the Sea Pen. (Did you know: These guys are related to Corals, however, they have the ability to detach and relocate themselves!

These guys use nematocysts just like jellyfish and corals to catch their sting/catch their prey, so I would highly suggest avoiding trying to grab one of these pens!

The only known predators of sea pens are a few type of starfish that can handle those stinging nematocysts!

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