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Sea Star is Fine

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I felt inspired after reading Darren Naish’s recent post, Herring gull eats sea star, and other tales of larid gastronomy. He describes seeing gulls eating sea stars, sometimes in one piece and sometimes just an arm (or two, I suppose). Thinking about the regenerative powers of sea stars, I decided to draw one for you.

I threw in a Monty Python quote as well.

Katie McKissick About the Author: Katie McKissick is a former high school biology teacher turned science writer and cartoonist based in Los Angeles, CA. Her first book is called What’s in Your Genes? and will be in bookstores December 2013. Her work can be found at www.beatricebiologist.com. Follow on Twitter @beatricebiology.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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  1. 1. squidboy6 11:18 pm 05/3/2013

    Why doesn’t anybody draw a picture of sea cucumbers eviscerating? It’s always about starfish….

    Sea cucumbers are echinoderms too. If you eaten miso soup then you’ve probably eaten sea cucumbers but I’ve never met anybody who has eaten a starfish. Not a human anyway.

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