Machias Community Church

InnerSpace Alien 

Posted by Pastor Ron Thursday, March 31, 2011 6:00:00 AM

This creepy looking creature is a cold water denizen ~ the Basket Star. Like most (but not all) 'starfish' the Basket Star moves very slowly. And while it looks bizarre photographed this close and at this angle it really is a very beautiful creature.

Basket Stars inhabit high current areas and with their bifurcating curly appendages can hang on where others would be swept away. More Basket Stars tomorrow.

Click on the picture below for a larger size.