sea star

noun

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Recent Examples on the Web Around the same time that sea star numbers began to plummet, West Coast purple urchin populations experienced two excellent breeding years. Sierra Garcia, Wired, 18 Sep. 2021 One sea star was nicknamed after Vincent Van Gogh because its pattern was similar to the artist’s paintings, while another was named after Prince because of its purple arms. Lucy Sherriff, Anchorage Daily News, 6 July 2021 The sea star is known as a Chondraster and is characterized by its five arms covered with tiny suckers. Gabriela Miranda, USA TODAY, 31 July 2021 After reviewing footage from the Retriever Seamount, starfish expert Christopher Mah spotted the sea sponge and sea star and quickly shared the image on Twitter. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 July 2021 The organization is also trying to find ways to revive the sea urchins’ predator - the sea star. Lucy Sherriff, Anchorage Daily News, 6 July 2021 The sea star population has fallen victim to warming waters too, allowing the urchin population to skyrocket. Lucy Sherriff, Anchorage Daily News, 6 July 2021 The disease, which affects about 20 sea star species, is horror-movie gruesome. Todd Woody, Anchorage Daily News, 3 May 2021 The sunflower sea star project was designed to demonstrate the viability of captive breeding and to develop techniques to rear larvae. Todd Woody, Anchorage Daily News, 3 May 2021

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1569, in the meaning defined above

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24 Sep 2021

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“Sea star.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sea%20star. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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