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Family Polioptilidae: A family of passerine birds commonly known as "Gnatcatchers". All gnatcatchers are native to the New World, being found in both North and South America. Gnatcatchers are close relatives of the wrens and some species are known as "Gnatwrens".

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White-plumed Anemone (Metridium farcimen)

Also known as the giant plumose anemone, the white-plumed anemone is a species of sea anemone found throughout the western seaboard of North America. Like most anemones, the giant plumose anemone is a carnivore and feeds on small invertebrates and zooplankton that swim into their stinging nematocysts.  White-plumed anemones have very long lifespans (with individuals living up to 100 years) and can grow fairly large and as such have few predators, although nudibranchs and large starfish have been observed feeding on them. 

Phylogeny

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