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Man captures footage of a 'walking' starfish

Posted on Monday, 9 October, 2017 | Comment icon 13 comments

The starfish seemed to have somewhere it needed to go. Image Credit: YouTube / Zeb Hallock
Zeb Hallock managed to record the star-shaped echinoderm ambling along a beach in North Carolina.
While most people who have ever been to the seaside will have seen a starfish there at one time or another, to see one actively crawling around on the sand out of water is a spectacle that very few will have ever been fortunate enough to witness first-hand.

"It was early evening, probably around 6pm or so at low tide," wrote Hallock.

"We noticed there were starfish walking around on the sand near the water. Some were in tide pools but some were just strolling on the sand, very very very slowly."

"The ones that were on the sand we carefully relocated back to the ocean or a tide pool."

"Other people coming out to the beach were fascinated by the large amount of starfish and helped relocate the walkers to the water as well."

Source: YouTube | Comments (13)

Tags: Starfish

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #4 Posted by Nzo on 9 October, 2017, 21:02
What an incredibly beautiful creature. I have never seen one move like that. Just fascinating.
Comment icon #5 Posted by khol on 9 October, 2017, 21:41
We forget how truly bizzarre these creatures are..alien like and truly awesome!  Ive never seen one "walk" like that either..impressive.Starfish we have along the shores here have more rigid legs and not as flexible as that. Cool.
Comment icon #6 Posted by WoIverine on 10 October, 2017, 4:52
Yeah, I've only ever seen the rigid kind as well, this was definitely cool. Very interesting how it moves.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Tom the Photon on 10 October, 2017, 8:51
They're going to take over! Quick humans - exterminate them all!
Comment icon #8 Posted by Matt221 on 10 October, 2017, 10:33
Gotta love a meandering starfish
Comment icon #9 Posted by pallidin on 10 October, 2017, 14:14
Wow, impressive !  
Comment icon #10 Posted by MissCalamity on 10 October, 2017, 19:03
Agreed, reminds me of a movie with a starfish like alien. Unfortunate because I didn't like the movie.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Pirou on 10 October, 2017, 19:10
Very cool! A half-hour drive away from my house I can visit a fish-store which have many starfishes but I've never seen their cilia so long nor one so active.
Comment icon #12 Posted by paperdyer on 10 October, 2017, 19:51
I sent the link to my grandkids.  They will love it!
Comment icon #13 Posted by curiouse on 13 October, 2017, 5:46
Help it get back into the water. Yawn!

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