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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 at night on the Breakers Reef System in West Palm Beach, Florida

· Date: Thu September 2, 2004 · Reference ID: 500/222004_0627_093613AA_2 · Views: 13707 ·
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Flabellinidae Nudibranch - Flabellina exoptata
Paul Osmond

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