Sea Star’s Back
Photograph by Tim Laman, National Geographic
A close-up reveals the backside of a sea star in Indonesian waters. Looking for all the world like an aboriginal painting, the sea star’s patterning is a wonderful work of art. This star boasts a full complement of five arms but it may not always keep them. When grabbed by a predator, the sea star can simply lose a limb and later grow a replacement. In fact, some species can grow a new body from just a single severed limb and a small part of their central disk.
Source: National Geographic
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