Echinoderms

chocolate chip starfish

What Does The Chocolate Chip Starfish Eat?

Chocolate Chip starfish is a sea star species with characteristic rows of black spines or “horns”. It lives in warm shallow waters in coral reefs or seagrass beds. If you wonder what Chocolate Chip starfish eats in its habitat, I’ll talk all about that in this blog post. However, let’s begin with a quick answer:…

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starfish with comet-like arm

How Are Starfish Born?

Starfish, or sea stars, are fascinating marine invertebrates with unique lifestyles and unique ways of reproducing. Have you ever wondered how starfish are born? In this post, we’ll talk all about that. However, let’s start with a quick answer: Starfish can reproduce in a few ways: sexually (most common) by releasing eggs and sperm into…

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what do starfish do

What Do Starfish Do?

Starfish, or sea stars, have been studied for decades, and scientists have learned a lot about their behavior in their natural habitat. Have you wondered what starfish do during their day? In this post, we’ll talk all about that but let’s begin with a quick answer: Starfish spend their time doing various activities, including eating,…

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do starfish feel pain

Do Starfish Feel Pain? (Explained)

Pain is difficult to test, and it’s not even easy to define. We know it very well as humans, but can we tell what animals feel? Especially starfish and other invertebrates (animals without a backbone) whose bodies are very different from ours. Scientists have been looking for answers for years, but it’s still a lot…

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Do Starfish Lay Eggs

Do Starfish Lay Eggs? (Explained)

Starfish, or sea stars, are fascinating marine invertebrates that we often may find on the ocean floor or attached to the rocks. Have you ever wondered about their reproduction process or if they lay eggs? In this post, we’ll talk all about that. However, let’s start with a quick answer: Most starfish don’t lay eggs…

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can starfish swim

Can Starfish Swim? (Explained)

Starfish, or sea stars – the term scientists prefer because the invertebrates aren’t actually fish – are generally simple animals that we usually see on the bottom of the ocean floor or attached to rocks. But have you ever wondered if they can swim? And if they don’t, how do they move? In this post, we’ll…

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Are Starfish Decomposers?

Starfish are a very interesting group without a true brain or heart but still being predators. So, are they ocean decomposers or only consumers? In this blog post, we’ll talk all about that but let’s begin with a quick answer: Starfish are decomposers because they eat organic matter. They break down dead animal or plant…

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Are Starfish Poisonous? (Explained)

Starfish are famous for their colorful, beautiful appearance but have you wondered if they’re poisonous? In this blog post, we’ll talk all about that. However, let’s begin with a quick answer: Most starfish are not poisonous, and they can’t bite or sting you. However, there’s a species called crown-of-thorns starfish that spines are venomous and…

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starfish eating fish

How Do Starfish Eat?

Starfish or sea stars are interesting marine animals with a very unusual way of eating. If you wonder how they eat, in this blog post, we’ll talk all about that. However, let’s begin with a quick answer: Starfish eat by extending their stomach out of their mouths, wrapping it around their prey, and digesting food…

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do starfish feel pain

How Long Do Starfish Live?

Starfish or sea stars are fascinating marine invertebrates found in every ocean in the world. If you wonder how long starfish live, in this blog post, we’ll talk all about that. However, let’s begin with a quick answer: Starfish can live 35 years on average, however, they don’t have characteristic features that would determine their…

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