Oddball of the Sea

This past week I had the chance to go tide pooling for my marine biology class. The only thing that would have made it better was if I didn’t have to actually do school work while I was doing it. However I did find the cutest thing.

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It’s called a Brittle Star. Something I consider to be half Starfish, half Alien baby.

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Any one else see it?
The Brittle star, a member of the Echinoderm family, is found in many places, one of them being exposed rocky intertidal tide pools. They use their flexible arms to move along the bottom of the sea floor and are very closely related to the sea star. Some of them are even bioluminescent!
Now, go find your own! 🙂

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This entry was published on April 9, 2013 at 10:05 am. It’s filed under Blog, Personal, Teaching and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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