sea star


Examples of sea star in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mah also discovered another new species of sea star, Bathyceramaster kelliottae, and identified several more sea stars that might be new species. Aspen Pflughoeft, Miami Herald, 10 Apr. 2024 Reef Check data also show that long stretches of kelp forests, especially in Northern California, have disappeared in the last few years due to warming waters and the die-off of sea stars from sea star wasting disease, Freiwald said. Caroline Nickerson, Discover Magazine, 19 Aug. 2019 Related Articles Sunflower sea stars are critically endangered, but can humans help the species rebound? John Metcalfe, The Mercury News, 13 Mar. 2024 More than just ornate, these corals are dynamic animals equipped with stinging cells and bioluminescence to fend off predators like nudibranchs and sea stars. Anna Nordseth, Discover Magazine, 1 Mar. 2024 Read Next California Rare sunflower sea stars spawn at California aquarium. Daniella Segura, Sacramento Bee, 26 Feb. 2024 Dreamtime by Simon Theuma This small, commensal shrimp almost appears to be swimming over a tapestry, but in reality, the technicolor backdrop is the body of a mosaic sea star. Carlyn Kranking, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Jan. 2024 For the first time, researchers were able to successfully freeze sunflower sea star sperm, thaw it and fertilize eggs that resulted in larvae developing with up to 90 percent success. Emily Alvarenga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Dec. 2023 In another, Spongebob carefully instructs his friend Patrick, a sea star, on how to shave his testicles. Kate Knibbs, WIRED, 12 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1569, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sea star was in 1569

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“Sea star.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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