starfish feed on slow-moving or stationary animals.
Clams, oysters and snails are the diet of choice,
though starfish are also known to eat fish eggs
and mollusk. The starfish stomach actually extends
itself through the mouth to grab and consume food.
The material is then transported to the starfish's
digestive glands, which are located within its arms.
Today, starfish live close to the sea around the
world and typically stay in groups of forty or more.
Most starfish live in the deepest parts of the sea
and are often found hiding under rocks or in tide
pools. Starfish are sometimes carried into shore
during high tide. These are the starfish you may
commonly see on the sand or close to shore. Because
starfish can only survive two hours out of water,
it's recommended that you leave starfish where you