Day-glo-green Giant Scrunchie Noms Purple Butterball Turkey
… Okay, not really.
Really it’s: GIANT GREEN ANEMONE CONSUMES BABY CORMORANT
Apex predator nommed by “animal that doesn’t really do anything”
And there’s a peer-reviewed scientific paper about this very incident!
Don’t believe me? Check it out in Marine Ornithology [PDF]: “GIANT GREEN ANEMONES CONSUME SEABIRD NESTLINGS ON THE OREGON COAST” by Guy, Habecker, and Oxwang.
The Giant Green Anemone is Anthopleura xanthogrammica.
The nestling cormorant (probably already dead when “caught” by the anemone) is Phalacrocorax sp.
The other stuff in the photos is a rocky intertidal zone.
Read all about this in the May 6, 2014 Deep Sea News …
IMAGES: Ventral and dorsal views of a Giant Green Anemone consuming a cormorant chick in a tide pool in Cannon Beach, Oregon, on 24 July 2013. Underwater photographs by Lisa Bullis Habecker