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Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

A Giant Basket Star (Astrophyton muricatum)completely open at night on a sea rod Gorgonian. Basket Stars feed by facing into the current, extending their arms and filter feeding on planktonic animals that are caught.
Image taken on a coral reef in Boynton Beach, Florida

· Date: Tue June 8, 2004 · Reference ID: all/222004_0604_203626AA_1 · Views: 6538 ·
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Scuba Divers relax between dives
Paul Osmond


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