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fawnnfox Ophiuroidea: Brittle stars 18h

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ucsbreef Ophiothrix spiculata /// This brittle star clings to some algae stuck to a #swellshark egg case tendril! So much going on, but looks like a trapeze artist to me.

#ucsb #ucsantabarbara #ucsbreef #brittlestar #trapezeartist
1d

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james_felgar Always fun finding little brittle stars in the tide pools at Abalone Cove. #tidepools #abalonecove #rpv #work #southbay #seastar #brittlestar 1d

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oceanfactofficial Finally! It took me a while to find all the sources to provide additional content to this fact!
First, I want to wish an happy start of the school year to everybody. I hope it had started awesomely and that it will be a success!
Second, before to launch the new OFunity, I want to talk about @shopcda which sell products to support antifining. They had launched a crowdfunding to fund their campaign. Go check it out! Run!

Now the most important that everybody’s waiting for: #OFUNITY10! For this tenth edition, will see bigger, will see larger! The topic is “It is not what it looks like”. For example, on the foreground of this picture, you might think it is some kind of corals, but it is not at all! THIS is the Basket Star, a brittle starfish. So use your brain, take pictures and explain in your legend why it will make a good candidate. I will read them all. Then submit under #OFUNITY10 tag. Always the same requirements, follow us.

Finally, don’t miss the additional content on facebook, you might find ideas. Thanks @bio.diver.s for the picture and the fact. You have 2 weeks until now but we will repost one picture on each OF Unity day!

OceanFact: The basket stars are deepsea water inhabitants belonging to Echninoderms (as starfish and sea urchin). They are usually found on top of gorgonians (cnidarians). They are filter-feeders and this top position gives them access to plankton. Seldomly found ,they only open their arms at night.

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#OceanFactOfficial #OceanFact #basketstar #brittlestar #echinoderm #echinodermata #marinebiology #ocean #scuba #VitaminSea #underwater #underwaterpig #underwaterphotography #marinelife #animals #eXclusive_animals #animalsofinstagram #animaladdicts #MadeOfOcean #contest #reims #french #France #science
2d

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pawluspics Hiding under a rock I found this Brown Brittle star, quite common to find but a for me, this is my first!
#starfish #brittlestar #unique #weird #star #sea #reef #mediterranean #malta #green #brown #blue #photooftheday #gopro #photography #picoftheday #instago #incredible #nature #marine #marinelife #epic #missingleg
4d

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roxysurfergrl letting our smiles SHINE from the inside, out. #brittlestar #HSCAPTURELIFE day 26 4d

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2ndstar2ttheriight Brittle stars found at Carlsbad beach .. We put them back #starfish #brittlestar 4d

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2ndstar2ttheriight Went to Carlsbad beach and found some cool creatures ... Brittle stars crabs and some shrimp #carlsbad #california #brittlestar #starfish 4d

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yuting021 今天撿螺時遇到的朋友
#陽隧足#海膽
還有看到好大隻的螃蟹和海參喔哇哈哈哈

#VSCOcam #vsco #VscoTaiwan #Taiwan #Penghu #seaside #sea #intertidal #intertidalzone #brittlestar #seaurchin #20150830
4d

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your_critter_keeper The new aquarium is absolutely teeming with Life <3 #critterkeeper #suncoral #lefthandedhermit #lobophyllia #brittlestar #beautiful 6d

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aquatopia_antwerp De slangster is verwant aan de zeester. Alleen vinden wij dit dan de griezelige variant. Slangsterren bewegen ook veel sneller dan zeesterren en hun armen breken makkelijk af en kunnen dan ook weer aangroeien.
#slangster #brittlestar #aquarium #antwerpenaquarium #antwerpen #aquatopia #monster #green #groenmonster #tanked #tanklife #creepy #instapets #instanature #instasea #igers #igersbelgium #igersbelgium_unite #potd #ocean #oceanlovers #oceaan #starfish #zeester #griezelig
1w

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marine_lifee Had the best time diving in curacao, went almost every day during the week that we were there! I saw the most amazing marine life #Nofilter #MarineLife #starfish #seaurchin #pencilseaurchin #brittlestar 2w

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loveslayavines1472 "Beautiful day, just out for a walk, makes me want to snap my fingers, Ahh what happened? Why you here? Let's go Honey." Transporting from LA to Canada w @kaylatompkins87 and #Brittlestar @mike_tompkins 2w

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h4rry_j So.. Thought I had a bad worm, turns out it wasn't.. Ended up pulling half my tank apart #starfish #brittlestar #seastar #reef #reeflife #tank #panic #terror #funny #cute 2w

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