Arctic brittle stars

Brittle stars dominate vast areas of the investigated Arctic sea floor. The locally high abundance and biomass is determined by the amount of food available and is sustained by only few species. Image courtesy of Arctic Exploration 2002, v. Juterzenka, Piepenburg, Schmid, NOAA/OER.

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Arctic Expedition 2002

Arctic Exploration: Deep-Sea Benthos

NOAA Ocean Explorer Gallery