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Brittlestar: Ophiura sarsii Lutken


Colour photograph of red clay with white circle and five thins arms
Brittlestar: Ophiura sarsii Lutken. Quaternary. Sheldon Point, Saint John, New Brunswick. Collector: R. Miller, 1991. New Brunswick Museum (NBMG 8440). Image width 4 cm. Fossil of a brittlestar (starfish) about 12,000 years old, discovered in sea-bottom clay deposited near the end of the last ice age. Sediments at Sheldon Point were deposited in front of a tidewater glacier, where the ice met the sea.