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Amazing Stalked Crinoids

Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 23rd, 2005

Hot on the heels of the first live photographs of a giant squid, there’s news of another sea-based animal being photographed – for the first time – revealing a never-before-seen behavior.

Stalked crinoids such as Endoxocrinus parrae have now been filmed running across the ocean floor, at a pace of 140 meters per hour.

See this rather amazing video with a click here.

Thanks to the Anomalist Newsline for this news.

About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.


3 Responses to “Amazing Stalked Crinoids”

  1. Rick responds:

    Are these animals part of the Starfish family? Are they moving to relocate or mate? How deep are they found?

  2. Loren Coleman responds:

    The article linked to the video notes: “Crinoids, which are relatives of starfish and sea urchins, once had achieved such abundance and diversity that paleontologists refer to the period 350 million years ago as the age of crinoids. Today, only two main forms remain.”

    They were filmed 400 meters deep. It is unknown why they are speeding away, but the theory thusfar is that they are escaping from hungry sea urchins.

  3. Melissa responds:

    Amazing. Thank you Mr. Coleman. Scary to think about – but, now that they have been filmed and proven to be living — I just hope people do not begin trying to capture them.

    Thank you for this article :)



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