This new species of sea lily, with a brown stalk and golden yellow crown, represents the first record of the crinoid family Phrynocrinidae from the western Atlantic Ocean. Another crinoid, the feather star Trichometra cubensis, clings to the sea lily’s stalk. Video courtesy of Bioluminescence Team 2009, NOAA-OER.


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