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Sea Star Feeding

Underside of a sea star feeding on a bamboo coral. While it is not unusual to see sea stars feeding on coral, we do not often get a glimpse from the underside perspective, which clearly shows how sea stars feed by inverting their guts on their prey.

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana.

 

 

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