February 8, 2019 9:50am CST
Looking at photos this morning I ran across this one. It reminded me of when I was a child running down the beach looking for shells. We would pick up and save the pretty ones and leave the ones that were plain or broken behind. One in a great while we would come across a starfish. Now that was a real treasure. We would scoop it up an run back to the car to make sure it was same it would be safe. They were quite the find. I ran across a few interesting facts that I thought would be fun to share: *Starfish have no brain. *They have two stomachs - one is a cardiac stomach that helps bring food inside to the pyloric stomach which digests food. *A starfish can product up to a million eggs at a time. *They can change their gender from males to female and back again. All in all they are amazing little sea creatures.
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I love your photo! Finding starfish is very rare, but when you do, there's nothing better. I taught a science class and covered starfish. The kids always loved that part of the lesson. They are such fascinating and pretty creatures, too.