Tag Archives: Life On The Edge

Are Basket Stars, Sea Stars?

The basket star, Gorgonocephalus eucnemis, is basically a fancy brittle star. After attaching to a rock or other firm substrate, an adult basket star will spread its five intricately branched arms into the water to catch tiny zooplankton (crustaceans, arrow more »

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Critter News: Scary and Slimy Sea Stars

A Very Scary Sea Star The morning sun star (Solaster dawsoni) eats its own kind. It can swallow small prey whole, but will evert its large stomach to feed on larger sea stars. So, how does it capture and hold more »

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Critter News: Mystery Animals

Can you guess what I am? I look like I have a crew-cut on my head, but  some of my relatives are much more heavily decorated. I like to hang out in empty barnacle shells or under rocks, and am more »

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Critter News: Scallops, Chitons, Sea Stars and Sea Urchins

What am I? I am one of about 60 of what you see in the photo on the left. I may help my possessor see danger nearby or good habitat further off. I belong to an animal that is related more »

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