Basket Star

This intricate mass is a close-up of a Basket Star. Their life span in the wild is up to 35 years. They weigh around 11 lbs, or 5 kg. Like other echinoderms, basket stars lack blood and achieve gas exchange via their water vascular system.

Categories & Tags

Categories: [Fauna]  [Macro]  [Underwater]  


Capture Date: 2010-03-01 19:19:48
Focal Length: 5.9 mm
Exposure: 1/60 sec
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 400
Camera Model: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 100 IS