The “Crinoid Christmas tree.” A deceased primnoid coral is colonized here by crinoids, a large basket star, and an anemone.

The “Crinoid Christmas tree.” A deceased primnoid coral is colonized here by crinoids, a large basket star, and an anemone. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas.

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