Basket star

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The library hosted an awesome science day for the kids with microscopes of tiny sea critters, a fish dissection, and a small petting zoo of local aquatic life.  This is a basket star, truly one of the most unique and beautiful things I’ve seen come out of the ocean.  The fish dudes let me take it home to take a few pictures.  Afterwards, I tossed it back in the ocean.   All curled up like this, I think it looks like a brooch.  You can find beauty anywhere if you look.