Shy sea anemone hates hugs

Shy Sea Anemone Hates Hugs

The sea anemone is a carnivore named after a flower who ambushes its fishy victims with beautiful-but-deadly tentacles that are packed with poison.

And, apparently, it's not one much for hugs.

Video released by the E/V Nautilus team while on an exploration dive near California shows a small octopus scooting across the sand.

The octopus comes upon a starfish before trying to cozy up next to a sea anemone who isn't having it and swiftly shuts itself off to its would-be buddy.

The E/V Nautilus is an oceanographic exploration vessel which provides video, sensor and audio data to the world at large.

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