For example, molecular work within the brittle star
species Ophiura lymani identified successful radiations out of the Southern Ocean into South America, albeit only during the Pleistocene (Sands et al.
There is little information in correlation with anti-cancer activities of brittle star
Set on the lee side of the dunes, the brittle stars
take advantage of their elevated position for feeding.
Similarly, high-density aggregations of brittle stars
and brachiopods in boulder-cobble areas and fields of sea pens and sea urchins in sand and mud habitats also may provide space and structure for other organisms (e.
were removed from the substrate, counted, and the volume of the substrate was estimated by measuring displacement volume.
When it comes to spotting predators, one brittle star
is all eyes.
We meet the angler fish who provides his own light source and lure for prey, the brittle stars
which live up to four miles below the water surface, and learn how even the mighty sperm whale inhabits these deep reaches despite his need for air.
The bottom photo shows a small octopus sharing its holdfast home with some red, bristly brittle stars
Methods: To extract polysaccharide, dried brittle stars
were ground and extracted mechanically.
Undamaged, older larvae of sea stars and brittle stars
(as well as other echinoderms) sometimes clone themselves.
Instead of healthy-looking brittle stars
draping the corals' branches, the scientists also noticed uncharacteristically white brittle stars
tightly coiled around the branches of the corals.
Antarctic clams, snails and brittle stars
, because of adaptation to their environment, have soft shells and have never had to fight shell-crushing predators.