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Basket Star

This basket star was seen on September 13, 2015, while exploring a pinnacle feature on the southwest coast of Niihau. The basket star is a type of brittle star that belongs to the group Ophiuroidea. The arms of a basket start branch, and they continue to branch as the basket star ages.

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana.

 

 

Related Links

Daily Updates: September 13 Update

2015 Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawai’i

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer