Echinoderms: Sea Star Time-lapse: Eating Dead Fish


Time-lapse footage shows how fast sea stars move onto a dead fish to eat it.

Next Generation Science Standards for this Video

Sea stars have sensory tube feet on the end of each arm, which they use to sense the environment on all sides and locate food.

Sea stars are omnivorous, feeding on dead animals and hunting live ones. Sea stars feed on dead animals using smell to guide them.