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Seven Armed Starfish

This large starfish has a strange life story. It begins life as something resembling a free swimming sea squirt, and a starfish grows on the end of it. Eventually the starfish part takes over and theswimming part disappears – some scientists believe it is made up of 2 separate animals that have come to live as one.

big luidia.jpgSeven Armed Starfish    (Photo: Paul Tyler)

A seven armed starfish sniffs the water with its extended tube feet.

by Paul Tyler

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