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Saw-Toothed Feather Star

Oligometra serripinna


When there is no food in the current (or there is no current), filter feeders like Feather Stars endure long periods of starvation. When food does come therefore it is important to eat as much as possible; it is important to Pig Out and the Feather Star is the champion of Pigging Out. This thing will not stop if there is food in front of it and it will eat so fast that some of the animals will travel through the digestive system and still be alive when they come out at the other end (swimming away with a new understanding of how lucky they are to be alive). Guardian: Jessica Schutz

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Awesome find David,congrats on the well deserved SOTW and thanks for sharing

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 3 years ago

Congratulations !

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 3 years ago

Congrats! Great picture.

AshleyT 3 years ago

Congrats David, this Feather Star has been selected as Spotting of the Week!



Great spotting and information....Love that creature! Thank you for sharing, david14. And congratulations on the nomination.

AshleyT 3 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

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Cairns, QLD, Australia

Spotted on Nov 17, 2016
Submitted on Nov 17, 2016

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