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Wisdom Wednesday 8/21/2019

Shore Buddies Wisdom Wednesday

Seastar or starfish

Photo by @joeshenouda

Starfish have no blood and no brain. They use filtered sea water to pump nutrients through their nervous system. Some sea stars weigh up to 11 pounds, with an average lifespan of 35 years! A starfish is not a fish - it’s actually related to sand dollars and sea urchins. Most have 5 arms, but there are species that can have much more. They can also regenerate their arms, but it can take up to a year. Starfish cannot survive in freshwater, its salt water ALL DAY EVERYDAY! They have a very interesting way of eating...When Starfish capture prey, they have tiny suction cups to grab ahold of their food. Then their stomach exits their mouth to digest the food, and reenters the body when they’re done eating.