Arms of brittle stars (Ophiuroidea) seen interwinted within the structure of a vibrant, pink deep-water coral (Octocorallia).

Arms of brittle stars (Ophiuroidea) seen interwinted within the structure of a vibrant, pink deep-water coral (Octocorallia). Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana.

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