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Title: The animal life of our seashore. With special reference to the New Jersey coast and the southern shore of Long Island
Year: 1888 (1880s)
Authors: Heilprin, Angelo, 1853-1907
Subjects: Marine animals
Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Company
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries
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Anemone in different stages of extension (after Agassiz). tacles. The bands that are seen to run up anddown and across the body are the muscular bundleswhich promote expansion or contraction on the partof the animal. When cast up by the waves theanimal frequently draws itself into a more or lessglobular form, which has been likened to that ofan onion or a turnip. A much more delicate, andapparently rarer, species is the common form of 70 SqUIRTS, POLYPS, AND JELLY-FISHES. the New England shores, Meiridium marginatum^whose rich and varied coloring of pink, chestnut,white, orange, yellow, and brown stamps it as oneof the gems of the sea. The sea-anemones are next of kin to the hy-droids and jelly-fishes, and, like them, their plan ofstructure is that of the radiate type. Properly tounderstand the organization of these animals youhave but to imagine a cylindrical tube, closed atthe bottom, and tucked back upon itself on top insuch a manner as to make a tube within a tube,precisely as the
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