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A rare sighting of an aggregation of basket stars. These gorgonocephalid basket stars are close relatives of brittle stars and feed by perching in an elevated position and extending their arms in a net-like fashion perpendicular to the current to catch small crustaceans, jellyfish, and other small animals that come within reach. NOAA 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas expedition.
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