Caption: Giant basket star (Astrophyton muricatum) on a vase sponge. The giant basket star is nocturnal, and uses its branched feeding arms to trap its prey. By day it forms a tightly-curled ball for defence. Filmed in Dominica, in the West Indies.

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Keywords: animal themes, astrophyton muricatum, atlantic, basket star, biological, biology, caribbean, current, fauna, feeding, floor, giant basket star, gorgonocephalidae, marine, motion, movement, nature, night, night time, no one, no people, nobody, nocturnal, ocean, phrynophiurida, plankton net, porifera, real time, sea, sea bed, sea life, seabed, tropical, underwater, vase sponge, western, wild, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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Basket star and vase sponge

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