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Mediaster aequalis (Vermilion Star), Florometra serratissima (Feather Star)

Mike brought us back some samples! The bright orange star is a Vermilion Star - I incorrectly identified it as a bat star. Bat stars have a distinctive mark in there center of the star which is missing here. The feather star (above right) is very cool - it can swim through the water by moving it's arms - much faster than bottom dwelling stars. Fossils have been measured up to 25 meters long!

not a bat star...

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006 at 14:13:47


Date: Thursday, August 2nd, 2001
Film: Fuji Velvia 50 (slide)
Focal Length: 50mm
Lens: 50mm f/1.4D AF Nikkor
Region: British Columbia, North America, Canada
Scientific Name: species related to Mediaster aequalis (Vermilion Star)
species related to Florometra serratissima (Feather Star)
Tag: BC fauna
Larger image: 2000 x 1334

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