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, originally uploaded by deshan10.

Starfish are not only incredibly beautiful t look at, they’re also marvelously disgusting little sods.

That star-shaped bit in the middle that looks like it’s made of teeth is the mouth. The starfish wraps itself around a shellfish and uses the suction generated by its tube feet (the pink bits along the arms) to prise the shellfish open a fraction.

Then its mouth opens and it bungees down its stomach into the shellfish, whereupon the stomach disgorges digestive fluids and the starfish sucks up the resulting shellfish soup.

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2 Comments

  1. I saw the dried carcasses. I know what you did to these starfish. You disgust me

  2. Then my work here is done.


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