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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: 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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Critter News: Sea Pens!

What can glow, burrow, and drift away? Sea pens! When touched by a predator such as a leather star, sunflower star, or any of several nudibranchs (including opalescent, striped, orange peel, and diamondback), sea pens have several defenses. It may more »

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