Tuesday, June 7, 2011

"Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket"

Remember our blog from April about the brooding six-rayed stars? Well the babies are hatching and decorating our tank now! They have been very popular with the visitors gaining the nickname 'sea sprinkles.' 

A six-rayed sea star under a microscope

Two little 'sea sprinkles'

Baby six-rayed sea stars and the mom decorating the tank

Watch the video below to see their tiny tube feet move!

Observe the 'sea sprinkles' yourself during our summer hours starting Friday June 10th we are open 11-5 Wednesday-Monday.

Valerie Lindborg
PTMSC Lab Coordinator


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