Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Crinoids not so sessile after all

Or as Russell Seitz titles his post, "CREEPING CRINOIDS!" Zooillogix has the video. Like Seitz, I remember seeing these things in books about prehistoric life, looking sessile as could be. I'll be getting a new frisson from chrysanthemums in the future. If the skrode-riders in A Fire Upon the Deep had been a little less plant and a little more animal, they'd be something like these critters. If these crinoids ever get skrodes, we may have to look out for them.

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