Lophelia colony and sea star in the North Sea

Lophelia colony and sea star in the North Sea


A colony of Lophelia pertusa, sea star and brittle stars on a subsea structure at the Thistle platform in the North Sea

Item Type:Image
Title:Lophelia colony and sea star in the North Sea
Identification:Guerin, Andrew
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata (Echinoderms) > Class Ophiuroidea (Brittle stars) > Ophiurida (Brittle Stars) > Ophiothricidae, Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria (Cnidarians) > Anthozoa (Sea Anemones & Corals) > Scleractinia (Stony corals) > Carophylliidae (Stony coral), Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata (Echinoderms) > Class Asteroidea (Sea Stars) > Order Forcipulatida (Sea Stars) > Family Asteriidae (Sea stars)
Species:Lophelia pertusa, Ophiothrix fragilis, Marthasterias glacialis
Behaviour:Attached to subsea structure
Site:Atlantic > North Sea
North Sea
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):165
Countries:UK > North Sea
Substratum: Rock and sand
Rig:Thistle A Platform
Project Partners:Rovtech, Lundin Petroleum, iicorr
Keywords:Lophelia, stony coral, ophiuroid, brittle star, colony, Thistle Platform, North Sea
Deposited By:Rob Curry
Deposited On:24 May 2007

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