Northern feather star
What is it:
Commonly found on sediment, shell, gravel or bedrock from 40 to 200m depth, it can on occasions form very dense aggregations on the sea bed. The majority of records from the UK are from the west and north coasts of Scotland and Shetland.
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Northern Feather Star © Christine Howson / SNH