Antarctic Strawberry Feather Star : Cryptic Sea Animals (New Species)
Scientists have unveiled a new species, the Antarctic Strawberry Feather Star, found in the depths of the Antarctic Ocean.
- With a distinctive body shape and 20 arms, this otherworldly creature was discovered during research expeditions between 2008 and 2017.
- The discovery, detailed in the journal Invertebrate Systematics on July 14, surprised researchers who were actually searching for cryptic sea animals known as Antarctic feather stars.
- These creatures, existing at depths ranging from 65 to 65,000 feet, boast unique swimming behavior.
- The newly found species, Promachocrinus fragarious, was aptly named for its strawberry-like body and can alter its color from purplish to dark reddish