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Hi. My name is Max. I am learning about all kinds of starfish. Welcome to my page.

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The Starfish

The yellow and black starfish
ate a clam
on the beach
at 12:00 in the afternoon
because it was lunch time.

By Max I.
4/08


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World of Starfish

By Max I.
4/08

Scientists call starfish sea stars because they are not fish. They are hard skinned meat eaters. Most starfish have 5 arms, some do not. They have an eye on the end of each arm. If they lose an arm a new arm will grow back. There are over 2000 different kinds of starfish. Starfish are 1-14 inches across. They are yellow, orange, red, brown, or purple in color. Starfish change color to blend in with their surroundings.

Full grown starfish don’t have many predators. People just don’t eat starfish because they’re too crunchy. Sometimes sea cucumbers and sand dollars will try to eat them.

Starfish usually eat clams oysters, small fish and mollusks.

The mom starfish lets thousands of eggs go into the water. The waves carry them for about two months. They look like a little tadpoles when they are ready to hatch. Not many of the babies survive because they get eaten by sea cucumbers and sand dollars.


Why is the ocean blue?
The ocean reflects the blue sky.
How many oceans are there in the world?
There's only 1 ocean in the world.
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What are the main "oceans" called?
Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific, Southern

What is a sea?
A sea is like a little ocean with some land around it.

Why is the ocean salty?
The salt is from rocks and soil that has washed into the ocean.