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Hi everyone! Don’t forget to use the tag #OFactUnity2 in your #CreepyCrawlers pics for this Halloween’s photo contest!
Now, since I’ve (Paige @paigejbernier ) been cooped up studying evolutionary trees for the past few weeks I thought I would share some facts I’ve learned about the phylum Echinodermata!
Characteristics of this phylum include radial symmetry and a water vascular system which pumps water through organisms’ bodies rather than blood that contains a respiratory pigment (such as hemoglobin in humans). Photo @rpm_nautical
OceanFact: Basket stars are the largest organisms in the class Brittle stars. Their bodies have a central disc, from which five arms branch out. What makes the Basket star so special? Each of those five arms branches out even further, creating a widespread mesh-like organism (hence the name, “Basket” star).
These creatures act somewhat as vines, attaching to coral reefs or other surfaces that allow them to reach food in the ocean’s currents.
Each arm end is equipped with a tiny hook to capture its prey, which is then passed to the mouth on the central disc. They reproduce in a method known as broadcast spawning, where females and males release their eggs/sperm into the water column to be fertilized. Pretty cool, huh?! Want to hear more about the bizarre creatures of the ocean? Follow OceanFact for daily knowledge, and don’t forget to tag your pictures with the tag #OFactUnity to be featured.