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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: Mon June 7, 2004 · Reference ID: /222004_0604_204023AA_1 · Views: 7507 ·
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Polyceridae Nudibranch - Nembrotha chamberlaini
Paul Osmond

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