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Brittle star

Observed: 2nd August 2013 By: dejayM
Biological Recording In ScotlandHighland Biological Recording GroupOrkney Biodiversity Records Centre
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study and sketch
field sketch

Keira's first ID session.
Finding; looking closely; sketching and writing; reading the books; browsing the Internet; checking NBN databases; get photo for iSpot. Post with link

Species interactions

No interactions present.


stevegregory's picture

This is brilliant :)

This is brilliant - a young dejayM in the making?

And star-fish (as many marine inverts) have such complicated and interesting life cycles comprising many larval stages too.

Best wishes


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Yes, well spotted Steve, thanks. I was inspired by her intense curiosity - roll on more opportunities.
This turned out to be only the seventh record for Scapa Flow (all others 1997) and the first in 'our' grid square. So could be a valuable record.

JoC's picture

Amphipholis squamata

Hi Keira and welcome to the 'mariners' on iSpot. I checked up a few other brittle stars on MaRLIN in Hayward and Ryland (dj has a copy) and I think you have the id right. Well done. Look forward to seeing more from you,