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montereybayaquarium:

BIOLOGY: ok so for personal hygiene we have a few opti-

JEWEL STAR: cover me in jaws

BIOLOGY: -what?

JEWEL STAR: a living carpet of destruction upon mine flesh, a barbed back of bestial horror, a sea of tearing talons to obliterate fouling foes

BIOLOGY:

JEWEL STAR:

BIOLOGY: bro

Behold the power of pedicellarias! These two and three-toothed pincers cover many a species of sea star. They keep the backs of the animal clean from plankton that may try to settle on them, and ward off pedestrians that may be ambling by. Some species have been seen to use their pedicellarias to catch food, including small fishes!

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