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.

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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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