Project Description

Feather star cirri (Florometra serratissima) are slender leg-like appendages that allow the animal to grasp onto rockwork, sponges and other surfaces.  The feeding arms extend outward gleaning small particles of food from the passing current.  At the base of the arms is a small body section that contains the mouth.  Feather stars can grow to 10 inches (25 cm) across, with a range from northern Alaska to northern Mexico.