Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Ophiura specimens on the beach in Portugal

 Check out this video made by Paula Flores (E1B) of various ophiura specimens on the beach in Portugal. Ophiura are echinoderms closely related to starfish. They have 5 long, thin arms and a small, central body. The species in the video is most likely to be Ophiura albida often found in the Atlantic ocean and Mediterranean Sea.
 Thanks Paula for sending this video to Science Magazine so we can all see an ophiura.

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