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Synonyms for starfish

echinoderms characterized by five arms extending from a central disk

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The findings, published in the journal BMC Biology, could play an important role in controlling the feeding behavior of the crown of thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci), which feeds on coral and is having a devastating impact on the Australian Great Barrier Reef.
She said: "Starfish are commonly found in large numbers like this on rocky reefs and other flotsam and jetsam in the oceans.
"A lot of them were still alive because you could see starfish prints in the sand where they had moved, but a lot of them had flipped over so we went around turning them back over" over." Sealife expert and Anglesey Sea Zoo director Frankie Hobro said: "Starfish are commonly found in large numbers like this on rocky reefs and other flotsam and jetsam in the oceans.
in Batavia, Starfish mobilizes volunteers to drive dogs, cats, puppies and kittens from rural Kentucky communities for adoption or fostering in Chicago-area homes.
(1) Peter Straube, "The Starfish Story: One Step Towards Changing the World," Events for Change Web site, 5 June 2011, adapted from The Star Thrower by Loren Eiseley.
But if their density is greater than about 15 starfish per hectare, an outbreak occurs, as the COTS consume faster than the corals can grow.
'Seafood rain' became a trending topic on social media after jaw-dropping photos like an octopus and a starfish sticking on windscreens of two different vehicles, were shared online.
The starfish is also known to be venomous and causes pain once divers or beachgoers come into contact.
Crown-of-thorns starfish are one of the most damaging creatures affecting tropical coral reefs as they are voracious predators that release the contents of their stomach on to the coral.
When my son Samuel was about five years old, his favorite things in the whole world were starfish. He was absolutely fascinated by these unique marine invertebrates.
Tens of thousands of dead starfish washed up on a beach in the UK after temperatures plunged below zero amid the extreme weather which hit the UK, Mirror reported.
THOUSANDS of dead starfish washed up on a beach in the wake of the winter storms.
Deadly starfish are feasting on parts of the world's largest reef system, which is already threatened by rising ocean temperatures, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority said.
VISITORS to a Scottish beach were stunned to see thousands of starfish on the shoreline at the weekend.
[U.S.A.], October 12 (ANI): Limpets, mainly starfish, anemones, mussels, barnacles and seaweed are important to help ecosystems survive the global warming, finds a recent study, which offers some hope for a defence strategy against the climate change.