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Ocean Today. Creatures of the deep : basket star
  • Published Date:
    2011
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Ocean Today. Creatures of the deep : basket star
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    Okeanos Explorer (Ship) ; United States, National Ocean Service, ; Smithsonian Institution
  • Description:
    The video is part of the Ocean Today educational video collection (sub-collection: Marine life). It has open captions and can be viewed in regular (640 x 36) or high resolution (1280 x 720). Video's transcript: "NARRATOR: This creature was found 1800 feet deep in the ocean. It's called a Basket star. This extraordinary invertebrate has a mass of twisting and turning arms that can measure a meter long. Each branch has tiny sharp hooks, allowing the creature to capture prey. It feasts mainly on zooplankton. Basket stars are able to grow their limbs back if they are broken or chopped off by predators - an ability as freakish as it is amazing.."

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