Crinoid Color (image) Ohio State University Caption Different species of the sea animals known as crinoids display different colors in these 350-million-year-old fossils. Ohio State University researchers have found organic compouds sealed within the pores of these fossilized animals' skeletons. Credit Photo by William Ausich, courtesy of Ohio State University. Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.