Thursday, December 8, 2016

I'd never heard of a 'Feather Star' before . . .

. . . but I've got to admit, it's a lovely critter.  They're scientifically known as crinoids.  This one was filmed swimming off the coast of Thailand. Watch the video in full-screen mode for best results.

Pretty thing, isn't it?  I guess it proves Shakespeare was right - in the natural world, at least.



R said...

There are also species that live in temperate waters. I've seen some neat ones while diving in SE Alaska.

BobF said...

Tricky, but watch an individual "feather." Its movement is absolutely graceful among the seeming chaos of the entire group.