Friday, 6 January 2017

Carpet Sea Star

Image: Kris McCracken
Meridiastra calcar
Anyone want a carpet?

Image: Kris McCracken
It's a really tiny carpet...

Image: James Bailey
Like 5 to 10 cm (2-4 in) tiny...

Image: John Turnbull
But they're gorgeous...

Image: Kris McCracken
They come in lots and lots of colours...

Image: John Turnbull
And they'll eat pretty much anything, so they're hygienic, too.

Image: James Bailey
So head out to southern and eastern Australia and search those rock pools for a carpet!

Image: Kris McCracken
You could even pass it off as knitwear...

2 comments:

Lear's Fool said...

OMG. Patiriella stars brood their babies! And they have little battles for supremacy inside mom!

I love you, nature! :)

http://www.academia.edu/24671300/Viviparity_and_intragonadal_cannibalism_in_the_diminutive_sea_stars_Patiriella_vivipara_and_P._parvivipara_family_Asterinidae_

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Battles for supremacy? Yikes! I doubt those babies love nature!

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