Thursday, June 24, 2010

Here's your Friday Starfish Video!

So, owing to various distractions, including a mild bout of food poisoning this week has been kind of light!

Here's some Pacific Northwest starfish videos that always seem to be popping up on YouTube!

I've actually been wondering why it is there's so MANY videos from the Pacific Northwest relative to Australia and New Zealand, which has a comparably diverse fauna. C'mon guys! show me some starfish (or other echinoderm) lovin!!

1. Dermasterias and the escape response it illicits from Sea anemones. This video escaped me earlier because its listed under "swimming sea anemones" (hmpf!)... I blogified a little bit about this here..

2. Some Bat Star (Patiria miniata) time lapse!

3. What happens when you leave Henricia high and dry? It moves back underwater...but you'd never see it...

4. And here's a nice intro w/ great footage to the Sunflower star (Pycnopodia helianthoides) from the west coast of North America!

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