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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl5411

Close-up of the arms of a feather star. Although crinoids are pentaradial, some have multiples of five arms up to as many as 200. Note the small cilia, hair- like structures, on the arms that facilitate feeding by moving captured material down the arm to the mouth. This region has a spectacular diversity of crinoids.

Image ID: expl5411, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Photo Date: 2010 July 3
Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, INDEX-SATAL 2010

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