On land, April showers bring May flowers. Under the sea, anemones of all kinds also bloom in different sizes, shapes and colors, their tentacles floating in the current like flower petals in the breeze.
The white-spotted rose anemone populates intertidal zones from northern Alaska to southern California. Vertical rows of white spots distinguish this anemone from others, and are actually sticky tubercles that sometimes inadvertently collect shells and sand. Look for these rosy beauties in different galleries in our Rocky Shore exhibit.