Starfish From Starfish Point

Starfish Point is a beach in Grand Cayman in which the waters surrounding this beach is full of starfish. Starfish have tube feet which means they have groves, located underneath, which move their food down from the outside towards their center, which is where their mouths are located. The starfish diet consist of algae, sponges and invertebrates. The species of starfish around Starfish Point are called Oreaster reticulatus or more commonly known as red cushion sea stars. These starfish are usually found in grassy, shallow waters in the Atlantic ocean and Caribbean sea. The color of the adult Oreaster reticulatus range from red, yellow and orange. While the juveniles are a greenish brown color almost resembling army camouflage, making it perfect for hiding in sea grass.

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