This large goniasterid Calliaster, a coral predator, was observed in feeding position - notice it has extended its cardiac stomach over its precious coral prey.

This large goniasterid Calliaster, a coral predator, was observed in feeding position – notice it has extended its cardiac stomach over its precious coral prey. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2017 Laulima O Ka Moana.

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