Rare spiny starfish in North Sea


Spiny starfish, photo by Tato Grasso

Translated from Ecomare museum on Texel island in the Netherlands:

Christmas surprise: spiny starfish – 25-12-2015

A very special star! On the North Sea only very occasionally a spiny starfish is caught. But this week, the Texel cutter ship TX43 caught one in their nets, approximately 50 kilometers northwest of Texel. The fishermen kept the starfish alive and brought it to Ecomare. There it lives now in the dike aquarium.

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