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The Late Movies: Starfish

Starfish are also called sea stars these days, as they are not fish. Of course, they aren’t stars, either. But they sure perform nicely for a camera! Here are some of the things that starfish can do.

Turning Over

This starfish took over six minutes to right itself, but thanks to time-lapse photography, we get to see the fast version.
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Undersea Flip

A scuba diver turned this nine-legged starfish upside down to see what would happen. This one’s recovery plan was a bit different from the starfish above.
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Regeneration

Professor Blake Barron from Santa Barbara City College explains how starfish grow new legs after they lose one.
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Escape

A starfish thrown onto the shore at St. Augustine Beach makes his getaway back to the water.
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Feeding

A starfish with many legs eats sea urchins. A couple of them manage to escape!
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Plant Imitation

A Basket Starfish doesn’t do a lot, but it sure looks funny!
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Walking

The first part of this time-lapse video shows barnacles and sea snails. Then a starfish goes walking in its own strange way.
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Walking on Legs

Unlike the starfish above, the brittle star species uses its legs (or are they arms?) to walk around the sea floor.
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Dancing

The video of the red Feather Starfish doing its strange locomotion is what inspired this list.
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September 23rd, 2011

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Stranger to the World

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