World’s Strangest

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Watch a Starfish Digest a Mussel

(Video Link) If you’ve watched the nature series Spongebob Squarepants, you may be under the impression that starfish are gentle, harmless creatures. But they’re not. Starfish are effective predators against immobile species. Researchers placed a tiny camera inside a mussel. Watch a starfish digest its victim from close range. The starfish pours caustic chemicals into the [...]

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 [...]

Watch A Swimming Feather Starfish

(Video Link) The feather starfish may be pretty just sitting there, but when it starts swimming, that’s when it’s true beauty shines. In fact, it’s downright hypnotic. Via I Am Bored

Starfish Bulk Up to Cool Down

How do starfish keep cool when lying on the sand during low tide? Dr Sylvain Pincebourde and colleagues at the University of California, Davis and Bodega Marine Laboratory, Bodega Bay, California, studied starfish (okay, sea stars) in an aquarium, replicating tides and environmental conditions. They discovered that a starfish will ingest cold seawater to lower its [...]