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basket star discovered by sam (#2369)

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Sighting Info

Observed: May 2, 2014 @ 7:45 AM
Posted on: May 3, 2014 @ 5:43 PM (diff: 1 days)
this ,' BASKET STARFISH', WAS ENTANGLED IN THE Crab trap(pot). Sam,

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By Lessa on 5/5/2014 8:44:49 AM

Neat - I've never seen one of those!

By sam on 5/5/2014 8:56:04 PM

These are common in depths of 100 FATHOMS ( 6 FEET PER FATHOM) AND GREATER. THEY ARE PLENTIFUL ALL OVER THE EAST COAST OF newfoundland. INCLUDING THE GRAND BANKS. THERE'S HUNDREDS ENTANGLED IN MY CRAB POTS IN ANY GIVEN DAY. NOBODY BRINGS THEM IN, THEY ARE A NUISANCE TO US, AS WE HAve to tear them out of the meshes. they tangle so much they have to be torn out. they have hundreds of arms. . Sam

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