Basket Starfish
Gorgonocephalus arcticus

f22 @ 1/60s, ASA 64, Ektachrome 64 slide film, Nikon FE w 28mm in OceanEye Housing, Oceanic 2000 flash, Ikelite slave flash


"Gorgonocephalus arcticus," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Gorgonocephalus is a genus of marine basket stars in the class Ophiuroidea. Members of this genus are found in coldwater environments including the Arctic, the Antarctic, and deep-sea habitats. The scientific name comes from the Greek, gorgós meaning "dreaded" and cephalus meaning "head", and refers to the similarity between these echinoids and the Gorgon's head from Greek myth with its coiled serpents for hair.
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