Brisingid sea stars, like most sea stars, are capable of regenerating their arms if one is removed. This one is in the process of re-growing its fifth arm.

Brisingid sea stars, like most sea stars, are capable of regenerating their arms if one is removed. This one is in the process of re-growing its fifth arm. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Océano Profundo 2015: Exploring Puerto Rico’s Seamounts, Trenches, and Troughs.

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