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Snake brittle star

Ophiopsammus maculata


A brittle star, rescued from the low tide and released in a rock pool, at Island bay, Wellington NZ. Video added, from it's release.

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Thank you dear @JillBlack :)

JillBlack 8 years ago

Great photos and video love it

Thank you @Leuba! It was the first time I found an alive one, and that day I spotted several...I usually find them long dead, dry, and broken...

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

Great photos and video Despina. Thanks for sharing this. Brilliant close-up of the oralside.

Yeah, I guess :)
Thank you for the understanding, dear @Adarsha...

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Ha ha ha..thats normal human nature :)

Thank you, dear @Seema :)

Seema 8 years ago

great pictures

You know, dear @Adarsha B S, after I fell, all I really cared was not to break my camera...Totally crazy *~*

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Something good comes after u go through something bad! But its pretty opposite :)

Thank you dear @Jeannette :)

Thank you dear @Adarsha B S...It was my lucky day, that day...I spotted amazing animals, and at the end, I slipped and hit my leg, and I still hurt :(

Dear @Sachin Zaveri, I'm glad you liked the brittle star, I adored your camouflaged peacock :)

Jeannette 8 years ago

Fantastic spotting :)

Yes dear @Argy Bee, unfortunately someone was fixing his roof, and he was doing incredible noise...

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Excellent spotting Despina!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago


Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Fabulous. Sounds like it's building a little cabin in the video :)

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Spotted on Nov 24, 2012
Submitted on Nov 27, 2012

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