Who’s the star? Sea stars are!


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Over our spring break we were checking out some great facts about one of our favorite animals the Sea Star! The crazy looking echinoderms come in all shapes, sizes and colors! We thought you might like to learn more about these stars of the sea too! Make sure you scroll down to the bottom- because you can make your very own sea star!

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  • Sea stars are not fish, they are related to sea urchins and sand dollars! (Yes sand dollars are animals!)
  • Some sea stars can live up to 35 years.
  • Sea stars are invertebrates.
  • They are carnivores.
  • Sea stars have no brain and no blood.
  • They have simple eyes on the end of each of their arms.
  • There are around 2,000 species of sea stars.
  • Some sea stars have up to 40 arms.
  • Sea stars can regenerate limbs and some can regenerate their entire body.
  • Sea stars push their stomachs outside their body to digest their food.
  • They have tube feet on the bottom of their bodies they use to move and to pry open clams and oysters.

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Want you very own sea star? Make our sea star bean bag!

Categories: adventure, Animals, Children, conservation, education, Environment, nature, oceans, science, wildlife | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “Who’s the star? Sea stars are!

  1. I think I might be a sea star. I’m a carnivore and sometimes Mom says I have “no brain…..” *gulp*

    Love and licks,

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