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A Jogging Flower (Reprise)

Our most popular post from our Blogger days did not fair so well in the migration to SB and Movable Type. I am reposting it here now for posterity. A relative of the starfish, crinoids are neither abundant nor well understood. Also known as “sea lilies” or “feather stars” the strange creatures consist of a…

A Jogging Flower

A relative of the starfish, crinoids are neither abundant nor well understood. Also known as “sea lilies” or “feather stars” the strange creatures consist of a mouthpart, feeding arms and generally have a stem that connects them to the sea floor. Scientists have long known that crinoids were capable of moving themselves, albeit at a…