Quite possibly one of the ocean's most interesting denizens (and that saying something), starfish are somewhat alien creatures that slowly move along the seafloor. Part of the animal group known as echinoderms, much of the attributes and behaviors are straight out of a late-night science fiction movie. They crawl along the sand using hundreds of tube-like feet located on their underside, they have salt-water for blood, and even regenerate limbs lost to predators. Starfish house most of their vital organs in their arms. This means that some species can even regenerate an entirely new sea star from just one arm and a portion of the star's central disc. Even stranger, they eat with their stomachs inside-out! A sea star's mouth is on its underside. When it catches its food, the sea star will wrap its arms around the animal's shell and pull it open just slightly. Then it does something amazing: the sea star pushes its stomach through its mouth and into the bivalve's shell. It then digests the animal and slides its stomach back into its own body. Why has no one made a horror movie about one yet?
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