This field of sea stars is actually a deadly trap that scientists never saw coming

A team of scientists were observing a field of brittle sea stars off Jarvis Island when they saw something they never expected: one of the brittle stars snatched a squid right out of the water. A member of the team described the scene as a “once in a lifetime” event.

Video courtesy of NOAA.

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