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Image of a short-spined sea star on a seashore
Credit: © 1995 Hammerhead Interactive
 

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Short-spined Sea Star

The short-spined sea star is common in the waters off the U.S. Pacific Northwest. This species is very soft to the touch and can grow up to 2 feet in diameter. This starfish can be found in shallow waters where it feeds on clams, snails, and sand dollars.

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