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"Zombie" starfish feeding

Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Heather Soulen (editing), NEFSC

Astropecten americanus rise up like zombies from the the sand to feed when they sense food. These sand stars were collected nearly 15 years ago during the NEFSC sea scallop survey. Video credit: NOAA Fisheries/Heather Soulen, NEFSC. Audio credit: Justin Sabe