Credit: CLAUS JENSEN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Close-up of the arms of a giant basket star (Astrophyton muricatum), a relative of the starfish. The giant basket star is nocturnal, spending the day curled into a tight ball, but extending its branched arms at night to snare plankton in the water. It is found throughout the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, and can reach around 55 centimetres in arm span. Filmed in Dominica, in the West Indies.

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Giant basket star

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Duration: 00:00:18.06

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