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Feather Stars


Feather stars are commonly seen on rock faces and clinging to kelp stalks. Their highly branched arms are spread wide to form a net that catches passing food, while short legs keep them anchored in place. When they want to move away they can swim through the water by waving their large arms up and down.

featherstar in crevice.jpgFeatherstar    (Photo: Paul Tyler)

 

Feather stars cling to the seabed while holding their highly branched arms aloft to catch passing food.

by Paul Tyler

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