Philippines Photo Gallery: Anilao sea stars

We took an underwater photography trip to the Philippines in December 2016.

Sea stars are star-shaped echinoderms, having a central disk and (usually) five arms. They have tube feet operated by a hydraulic system and a mouth at the center of the lower oral surface. Most can regenerate damaged parts and can shed arms for defense.

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Luzon sea star, Echinaster luzonicus

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Hairy brittlestar, Ophiothrix sp.

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Peppermint sea star, Fromia monilis

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Blue linckia, Linckia laevigata

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Last modified 2 March 2017