This small painting on canvas panel shows a blue-green sea anemone, an animal which looks like a flower. A few species of anemone are lethal to humans but as a rule sea anemones do not attack humans. Their venom is, however, highly toxic to most fish and crustaceans.
This type of sealife is a close relative to jellyfish, corals and hydra and ranges in size from less than an inch to ten or more inches. In some areas they can grow to more than three feet! These animals do not have a brain but a diverse network of nerves throughout their bodies. To see more about this painting, click here.