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Basket Star

this very unique creature is a basket starfish and yep - all that except for the verical soft coral colony is one animal. A member of the starfish family it is strictly nocturnal and looks like a gob of worms in the daytime. A night it stretches out those incredible arms to feed on microscopic plankton. It is extremely light sensitive and can move very quickly and for all those reasons quite difficult to photograph. Enjoy!

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David Linehan 05 Oct 2006

nice work. very rare shot

Bluemoonshadow 04 Oct 2006

What a neat looking creature.... Great capture, Rick~!!

Loredana 04 Oct 2006

I LOVE THESE THEY ARE SO AWESOME LOOKING WONDERFUL RICK

Tanya Ray 04 Oct 2006

This is a great capture Rick!! Thank you for sharing!

Renata Cavanaugh 04 Oct 2006

Wow that is just amazing....excellent work Rick