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Ochre sea star

Ochre sea stars and giant green anemones are two species commonly seen at the rocky shore. Ochre stars have hundreds of tiny suction-cup feet to help them cling tightly to the rocks. At low tide, anemones close up, and bits of shell stuck to their body help keep them from drying out.


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