3 comments to Biodiversity Wednesday: Crinoids in Antarctica
Didn’t CNN used to employ some science reporters? With, like, background in science?
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I mean, they got the domain and kingdom right. Can we really expect reporters to be able to tell an echinoderm from an arthropod? /sarcasm
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I remember seeing this or similar footage about a year ago. Numerous debates raged on YouTube over what the creatures were as the reporters and various stories referred to them as sea spiders. I remember some folks insisting I was wrong.
I tried to infer what the taxa is at one point, but can’t remember how far I got. A common comatulid crinoid in that region is Promachocrinus kerguelensis, but I’d need to see one of these up closer to tell for sure.