Saturday, May 16, 2015

Sea Star

Sea Star
Watercolor, Pen and Ink on Arches 140lb. Hot Press
Matted in a 5x7'' Ivory Matt
Linckia multifora

Sea Stars are slow-moving creatures that can be found within crevices on shallow reefs or under rocks.  They have the ability to regenerate damaged arms if they loose parts or whole arms to predators.  Interestingly, this Sea Star can reproduce by detaching an arm, which can grow into another Sea Star as long as it has a part of the necessary organs.  The Hawaiian name for the Sea Star is pe’ape’a.  Sea Stars can measure up to five inches (13 cm) across.  They feed on organic debris from the reef. 

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