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This could easily be the coolest things you will see all day. A video recently posted on the UNILAD Facebook page shows footage of a starfish walking … yes, walking … across the beach.

It’s truly an amazing sight that reminds us of how diverse the earth is. It is also an important reminder that all life, big or small should be respected and protected. We love the unusual yet beautiful movements made by the fish’s little tube feet as it works its way back to the ocean. It was also reported that this little one was given a helping hand to ensure its survival.

Unfortunately, for these echinoderms, pollution is causing starfish populations to drift apart. According to a study by  Jon Puritz and Dr. Rob Toonen with the Institute of Marine Biology (University of Hawaii), this is affecting the starfish in two ways including their diversity and even genetically.

By simple strategies like recycling more plastic materials a whopping $80 to $120 billion can be saved annually, which in turn can be used to clean up the mess we have made of our oceans. Through projects like the Trash Free Seas Alliance and doing your own due diligence at home, we will all be working towards the common goal of protecting our oceans, animals, and planet.

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21 comments on “This Video of a Starfish Walking on Land Will Leave You in Absolute Awe”

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Ida Johannessen
15 Days ago

If you by "awe" mean "horror".

Sunitra Pierdziwol
16 Days ago

Angela Johnstone David B L Johnstone Mark Pierdziwol

Lynne de Haas
16 Days ago

Yep, just like us humans did, sort of.

Karr Ash
16 Days ago

Stop filming this heartbreaking video and replace him on the ocean. Hate these type of films from stupid humans.

Les Baker
16 Days ago

No video !!!!!!

Judith Smith
16 Days ago

Lexi Caselli for the heathen.

Geri Mason
17 Days ago

The article said that someone helped him back to the water. Cool beans!

Marc Westler
17 Days ago

Glad this little beauty was put back in the water

Beverly A Buckley
17 Days ago

Wow what a big starfish. .

Megan Jones
17 Days ago

And then some dbag picked it up for a selfie and it died.


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