How Do Starfish Move?

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Starfish move two basic ways. First, some have the ability to detach themselves from the rock and jump, catching a wave to their new destination. For shorter trips they generally crawl along, using the suckers on their feet to attach themselves to rock as they move along.
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The starfish's water vascular system is composed of three intersecting canals. The radial canals extend into the starfish's feet; the circular central canal runs around the center
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The starfish doesn't creep around the ocean floor with its arms! They actually use tiny tube feet to move around. If you turn a live starfish over you will see its tiny tube feet
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Starfish have little "tube feet" under each of their arms with section cups at each end, which
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Each sea star has hundreds of tiny feet on the bottom of each ray. These are tube feet, or podia. These tiny feet can be filled with sea water. The vascular system of the sea star
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Starfish move by using a water vascular system. Water enters the starfish through a large pore in its underbody and is pushed into its tube feet. The bottom portion of the tube feet expand and push the starfish forward.
A starfish has lots of tiny tubes on the bottoms of each ray. These tubes are used to push water in and out of the starfish, propelling through the water. You can find more information here: http://www.kbears.com/ocean/starfish/print.html
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