Purple and green microscopic view of sea anemone neurons and stinging cells
Science Snapshot: With Fronds Like These, Who Needs Anemones?
This year’s third-place winner of the 2022 Nikon Small World in Motion competition features sea anemone cells.
Science Snapshot: With Fronds Like These, Who Needs Anemones?
Science Snapshot: With Fronds Like These, Who Needs Anemones?

This year’s third-place winner of the 2022 Nikon Small World in Motion competition features sea anemone cells.

This year’s third-place winner of the 2022 Nikon Small World in Motion competition features sea anemone cells.

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sunlit coral reef
Corals and Sea Anemones Turn Sunscreen into Toxins—Understanding How Could Help Save Coral Reefs
Djordje Vuckovic and Bill Mitch, The Conversation | May 6, 2022
Researchers have long suspected that an ingredient in sunscreen called oxybenzone was harming corals, but no one knew how. A new study shows how corals turn oxybenzone into a sunlight-activated toxin.
Image of the Day: Symbiotic Algae
Emily Makowski | Jan 13, 2020
Anemones keep their algae populations in check.
Image of the Day: Ocean Wonder
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 4, 2018
Molecules similar to those produced by sea anemones are neuroprotective in a mouse cell model of Alzheimer’s disease.
Image of the Day: Sad Clownfish?
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Apr 19, 2018
Climate change is bleaching sea anemones, and it’s stressing out the clownfish that live in them.
Sea Anemone Toxin Could Treat Autoimmunity
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2018
If successful, the treatments could alleviate patients’ pain by reducing inflammation.