noaasanctuaries: Blast from the past: Crinoids like this one are...

Published: 11/05/2018
noaasanctuaries: Blast from the past: Crinoids like this one are...
Source: MONTEREYBAYAQUARIUM.TUMBLR.COM

noaasanctuaries : Blast from the past: Crinoids like this one are living fossils. They’ve been in our ocean for almost 500 million years!  Don’t let their plant-like appearance fool you: crinoids are invertebrates, and are relatives of sea stars and sea urchins. This one was photographed in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.  (Photo: NURC/NOAA)

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