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Deep-Sea Starfish Baby

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Created 02/01/2005

Embryo within the body of a gravid female deep-sea starfish. This image was taken using the ESEM in wet mode so that the original specimen (discoid, 3 to 4 mm in diameter) would not be harmed and could be used as a type specimen. These rare starfish live on wood beneath the ocean at depths of 1000 to 3000 meters.


  • Chris Mah , Department of Geology
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