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Old 07-14-2008, 07:39 PM   #1
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Saw this basket star this weekend in about 120-130' depth at Lobos:

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This was the first one I've ever seen (locally). What is hte typical depth range for these guys? Or is it just that they are a nocturnal critter so we usually don't see them?
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:50 AM   #2
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We saw quite a few of these in BC and Alaska and from what I can recall, I have seen them as shallow as 30-40'. Most are curled up unless you brush by them or tap them on the top but at night they will be fully open and catching all the snacks that go by.
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:55 PM   #3
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30-40' in Alaska and BC, but not in Monterey/Carmel. Typically I've seen them in the 150+ range. They're occasionally seen as shallow as 100', but doubtful you'll see many shallower than that in our waters.
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