People accept the idea of echinoderm predation on shallow reef building corals. The voracious Crown of Thorns seastar Acanthaster planci is a familiar coral antagonist…View More Friday Picture: Have your coral and eat it, too?
The depth record for deep-sea fans is held by Convexella krampi at 5850 meters in the frigid Antarctic, North Atlantic, and Kermadec Trench.View More TGIF: Worlds Deepest Sea Fan
Many deep-water animals have never been photographed alive in their natural habitat, they’re known only from their pickled state. Dried, dusty, and broken specimens fill museum drawers.View More Friday Deep-sea Picture: Swiftia sp. in series