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At high tide, they form surge channels, crevices and cracks that are home to many familiar seashore animals, like seastars, hermit crabs and sea anemones.
More than 30,000 Northern Pacific seastars (Asterias amurensis) were removed from the shallow waters of southern Tasmania in 1993.
The isolated pools harbored anemones and seastars.
The Mad Ship Hobb, Robin 1999
"These nets kill indiscriminantly, everything from seastars, crabs, fish, marine mammals, birds chasing the fish into the nets," says biologist Bryan Delong.
KOMO News - News 2010
This find is particularly significant because seastars are exceptionally rare in the fossil record.
Museum Blogs 2010
The scientists, who also explored the nearby Andes seamounts, discovered diverse communities living amid the cold water corals, including invertebrates like sponges and seastars and a species of worm that lives within the branches of bamboo corals (Family Isididae), modifying how the corals grow.
unknown title 2009
They include benthic macroinvertebrates -- animals without backbones that are larger than millimetre long -- such as corals, sponges, seastars, snails, lobsters, clams, and marine worms.
To name a few we saw: bluespotted lagoon rays, whitetip reef sharks, green turtles, giant clams, sea cucumbers, blue seastars, parrot fish, clown anemone fish (i.e. Nemo), black damsels and rabbit fish.