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    Came up in shrimp pot in PWS last week. Never seen anything like this. Any body know what it is??:confused:
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  • #2
    looks like some kind of starfish to me ???
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    • #3
      Yep - feather starfish. Here is one in the water:

      http://www.alaska-in-pictures.com/fe...1-pictures.htm

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      • #4
        It does not look near as creepy in the water..
        2007 Kingfisher 2825 - Stor Fisk

        Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top. -- Hunter S. Thompson

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        • #5
          Thanx, that was a strange looking thing

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          • #6
            They can look beautiful or creepy as hell, depending on what you are expecting and what they are doing. Sitting still they look like a very delicate coral, almost like a flower. They are cool to watch swimming, but that can be a shock at first if you aren't expecting it.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JedQj7UMO9M

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            • #7
              A Feather star is not the same thing as a starfish although they are related. A starfish moves around with it's tube feet and arms. A feather star and sea lily are attached to the ocean floor kind of like a sea anemone or coral. I was going to say a feather star or sea lily of some sort.

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              • #8
                Three years ago my wife and I caught over a hundred of those on a string of pots. It was really strange - we had a great set with pots full of shrimp, so we tried to set back on nearly the exact same spot. The next pull did not yield one shrimp - not a single one - but every pot was absolutely covered in feather stars - probably 10-20 per pot. Strangest thing I've seen yet while shrimping, and only that one time.
                Last edited by Brian M; 05-26-2014, 21:20.

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                  • #10
                    Crinoid (proper name). Neat citters.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mallardman View Post
                      Crinoid (proper name). Neat citters.
                      Yep, and they're pretty important organisms in the fossil record as well. They've been around for quite some time.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mallardman View Post
                        Crinoid (proper name). Neat critters.
                        Crinoid is the proper name of the Class of ~600 species that includes feather stars, exactly like Mammal is the proper name of a Class that includes dogs and humans. So, all feather stars are Crinoids, but not all Crinoids are feather stars.

                        Big_E

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