SEA STARS!

Discover a SEA OF STARS in SEA LIFE Benalmádena

Be amazed by the fantastic colour and shape of these prehistoric creatures who have spent more than 450 million years on Earth.

Starfish are found in every ocean in the world! There are over 2000 known species, each one is full of surprises!

Did you know that a starfish can drop an arm at will if it needs to? If one is grabbed by a hungry predator they will drop it off and make their escape, eventually growing a new arm to replace it.

Starfish have no brain, heart or blood! What they do have is a specialised stomach.

Most starfish have 5 arms but some species can have up to 40! 

WOW!

Did you know .....starfish do not have blood?

Blue Sea Star

There is a great variety of colors, and also luminescent ones.

Some are smooth textures and others have spikes.

Red Spines Star

The redkKnob starfish It is bright red and has rough skin with large red bumps.

Strong arm Starfish

They belong to the group of living echinoderms that is considered older, from the Paleozoic.

Did you know...

Starfish are part of the same family as sea urchins, sand dollars and sea cucumbers. 

 

WOW

Starfish do not swim.

When they move they choose one arm to trace the direction and the other four to propel themselves.

UGH!

 The starfish are covered by a hard skin, not very tasty for other marine animals.

It is rough and often has thorns, very useful to protect from predators.

Blue Sea Star

There is a great variety of colors, and also luminescent ones.

Some are smooth textures and others have spikes.

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Blue Sea Star

There is a great variety of colors, and also luminescent ones.

Some are smooth textures and others have spikes.

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Red Spines Star

The redkKnob starfish It is bright red and has rough skin with large red bumps.

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Red Spines Star

The redkKnob starfish It is bright red and has rough skin with large red bumps.

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Strong arm Starfish

They belong to the group of living echinoderms that is considered older, from the Paleozoic.

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Strong arm Starfish

They belong to the group of living echinoderms that is considered older, from the Paleozoic.

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Did you know...

Starfish are part of the same family as sea urchins, sand dollars and sea cucumbers. 

 

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Did you know...

Starfish are part of the same family as sea urchins, sand dollars and sea cucumbers. 

 

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WOW

Starfish do not swim.

When they move they choose one arm to trace the direction and the other four to propel themselves.

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WOW

Starfish do not swim.

When they move they choose one arm to trace the direction and the other four to propel themselves.

Show previous slide
Show next slide

UGH!

 The starfish are covered by a hard skin, not very tasty for other marine animals.

It is rough and often has thorns, very useful to protect from predators.

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UGH!

 The starfish are covered by a hard skin, not very tasty for other marine animals.

It is rough and often has thorns, very useful to protect from predators.

Show previous slide
Show next slide