Thursday, 13 October 2011

Feather Star

This shot was taken at Sipadan Island off the NW coast of Sabah, formerly Borneo. The Feather Star looks like a plant but it is in fact a creature which feeds by filtering food from the water by using its arms and passing it down to the mouth situated in the centre. they can be found at all depths and fossilised Feather Stars have been found dating back many millions of years. They are found attached to coral or as they grow older, free swimmimg.

1 comment:

  1. Message to self, learn to dive!
    Your photos are just magic.