Daisy brittle star
(Ophiopholis aculeata)

image of a Daisy brittle star

Image ID: 48-00

Comments : This was actually taken above water in a tide-pool at low tide, as the visibility in the water was so bad, I couldn't see my weight belt, and my fiancee and I had to hold hands the entire dive to keep from getting separated. (awwwwwww).
Common name : Daisy brittle star
Scientific Name : Ophiopholis aculeata
Location Found : Shark Reef, Lopez Island, San Juan Islands
Actual Size : 5 inches
Camera Used : Canon D30 digital / 50mm macro
Natural History :