Talk:Sea anemone

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In addition to their ecological values, sea anemones provide internal benefit to humans in terms of their beauty of color and form, impacting the inner desire of humans for beauty and joy.

In addition, sea anemones reveal the harmony of creation, as exemplified by the mutually beneficial symbiotic relationship between sea anemones and and other animals. Symbiotic behavior deals with the concept of dual purpose. This is the view that every entity in the universe exhibits dual purposes, simultaneously having both purposes for the whole and for the individual. The purpose for the whole means that by which the individual contributes to the preservation and development of the larger entity, and the individual purpose refers to the need to support an individual's own multiplication, development, self-preservation, and self-strengthening.

Many species of sea anemone exhibit mutually beneficial symbiotic relationships in which this harmony is apparent. For example, the relationship between the sea anemone and the clownfish. The clownfish benefits from this symbiotic relationship because it is protected by the anemone and in turn the anemone benefits because it gets food scraps from the clownfish. Likewise, in the relationship between anemone and algae, the sea anemone benefits from the products of the algae's photosynthesis, namely oxygen and food in the form of glycerol, glucose, and alanine; the algae in turn are assured a reliable exposure to sunlight, which the anemones actively maintain.

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