Throughout our dive on Retriever Seamount, we encountered several xenophyophores (giant unicellular organisms), many of which had brittle stars resting on top.

Throughout our dive on Retriever Seamount, we encountered several xenophyophores (giant unicellular organisms), many of which had brittle stars resting on top. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Our Deepwater Backyard: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts.

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