Brittle Star Fossil

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Brittle stars are delicate starfish that live on the seafloor, often in great numbers.They have been around for over 500 million years, so they're much older than the dinosaurs.Their five arms are 'brittle' so if one breaks off or gets eaten, they can grow another.Some brittle stars feed on dead animals while others use their arms to filter the water for plankton. Brittle stars can still be found in today's oceans and are considered living fossils, Pretty impressive longevity for a creature with brittle in its name.

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