sea star

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See above for photos of several new and rare sea stars, plus deep-sea tubeworms. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Rare sea life, including possibly new species discovered by NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer," 9 June 2019 The creature, in question, is a vermilion sea star, Jaros told USA TODAY. Joshua Bote, USA TODAY, "Viral photo appears to show a starfish with a big butt. An expert disagrees," 2 July 2019 Learn to identify the resident aquatic species—including fish, crabs, and sea stars—and assist a marine biologist in examining and recording their behaviors. National Geographic, "Baja and the Sea of Cortez High School Expedition," 17 June 2019 Among the rare sea stars found off Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are the pythonaster atlantidis and relatives, evoplosoma and six-rayed starfish. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Rare sea life, including possibly new species discovered by NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer," 9 June 2019 Afternoon Art: Clay Sea Stars Dive in and design a stellar sea star out of clay. 1-4 p.m. Sat., July 21. SFChronicle.com, "Kids listings," 12 July 2018 Some have gotten lucky, having never been hit by storms or swarms of ravenous sea stars. National Geographic, "These 38 Coral Reefs Are Thriving, Despite Threats," 18 June 2018 Warmer waters also mean that coral-eating sea stars survive longer, lay more eggs, and cause more damage. National Geographic, "These 38 Coral Reefs Are Thriving, Despite Threats," 18 June 2018 In 2005, the Moorea reefs faced hordes of crown-of-thorn sea stars, which eat coral polyps. National Geographic, "These 38 Coral Reefs Are Thriving, Despite Threats," 18 June 2018

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