Stuffed Pasta Starfish
During his cruse with the Okeanos Explorer, he made many observations about the unusual species.
Plinthaster Dentatus is commonly known as the Ravioli Starfish. The species was the most frequent find during a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) dive in the Atlantic Ocean off the southeast coast of the United States. First discovered in 1884, the starfish’s biology is still widely unknown. However, Chris explains that the large pockets on each arm are full of the pasta-like creature’s organs.
If you would like to read more, Chris recently published an article about the ‘ravioli starfish’ or ‘cookie starfish’ on the NOAA blog here.