Creeping Crinoid

March 12, 2010

Tomasz Baumiller

A crawling sea lily, Neocrinus decorus, off Grand Bahama Island at a depth of about 1200 feet. In its normal, living position, the finger-like appendages of the stalk attach the animal to the bottom, and elevated arms form a circular filter oriented perpendicular to the current. The stalk is about 2 feet long