Starlet sea anemone Nematostella vectensis (IMAGE) Marine Biological Laboratory Caption Native to the U.S. East Coast, Nematostella vectensis is an important research organism for fundamental studies in developmental, regenerative, and evolutionary biology. This is the first study to look at the impact of marsh pollutants on Nematostella’s growth, development, and microbiome. Credit Marine Biological Laboratory/BioQuest Studios Usage Restrictions Please use with proper credit. License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.