|Images by Jan Kocian and are used w/his permission|
The other day, I received an email with some images taken by Jan Kocian, a photographer/diver in the Pacific Northwest (I believe in Washington state) and he has been observing some unusual postures in Pycnopodia helianthoides (the sunflower star).
Part of my attraction to echinoderms in general is that their evolutionary "solutions" to so many of life's challenges are so...odd.
But what if it has no head? Or 20-25 legs??
|Image by Jan Kocian|
-stress response? disease?