Sea stars and its offspring

Sea stars and its offspring

Sea stars and its offspring

Some sea stars care for their offspring until they are old enough to fend for themselves. By placing their young on their back, parents are able to protect their young while they calcify and develop their own protection mechanisms.

Photo credit: Smithsonian Institution, National Musuem of Natural History, Department of Invertabrate Zoology

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