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Match Made in the Deep

A brittle star clings to a glass sponge in a 'match made in the deep.' Being on the sponge puts the brittle star higher in the water column, where it can more easily grab food floating by.

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas.

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2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer