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basket stars

Basket stars

These Basket stars were collected in Barrow Canyon, Alaska, using a Tucker Trawl during a research cruise led by biologist Carin Ashjian in 2009. Basket stars are a type of brittle star that have a series of complexly branched arms which are used to catch plankton.

(Photo courtesy of Carin Ashjian, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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