MCS HomeCoolseas › Creatures › Creatures



Our seas are full of beautiful creatures like these brightly coloured jewel anemones, sunset cup coral and jellyfish. All these animals catch food in their stinging tentacles.

Sea slugs - bet you've never seen beautiful slugs like this in your garden! Did you know that sea slugs can steal an anemone's sting? The slugs eat the anemone in such a way that they don't get stung - and then store the stinging cells in their own bodies to use against predators.

These flame shells build nests out of gravel and have acid-filled tentacles so they don't get eaten!

You can see why this spectacular animal is called a fireworks anemone! It lives in deep, sheltered, muddy places.

These blue-rayed limpets live only on kelp (a kind of seaweed) and are no bigger than your little finger nail!

Sunset cup coral
photographed by Sally Sharrock
The MCS website uses 'Cookies' to enhance your web experience. Please read our data and cookie policy.
If you do not wish to use cookies please read how to disable cookies. Don't show this message again