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Swimming Feather Starfish

The video above was filmed by Pim Van Schendel who saw the swimming feather starfish — a crinoid, meaning “lily-like” in Greek — during a dive in Indonesia. According to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, video below, fossils had led researchers to believe that feather stars were extinct, until a living one was collected in 1864.

And here’s one more, spotted by divers in Indonesia…

Next: Feather star swimming off the coast of Japan and more echinoderms.

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