Stalk structure improves feeding position: sea anemone
The stalk of a tall sea anemone maximizes the anemone's feeding postion by bending at its narrowest part, just below its crown of tentacles.
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|Communications towers, wind turbines, tents, stadium-like structures, etc. that are stable yet require fewer materials to manufacture.|
> Visit strategy page
Metridium senile (Linnaeus, 1761)
[Clonal plumose anemone]
IUCN Red List Status: Unknown
Some organism data provided by: Hexacorals: Hexacorallians of the World
Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Communications towers, wind turbines, tents, stadium-like structures, etc. that are stable yet require fewer materials to manufacture.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Communications, engineering, wind energy
Mimi A.R. Koehl
Department of Zoology, University of California--Berkeley