11-Armed Starfish Grabs Scallop as Diver Watches On

A diver exploring the waters around Blairgowrie Pier in Victoria, Australia, captured the moment an 11-armed starfish took hold of an unfortunate scallop.

Underwater photographer Jules Casey shared the encounter to her Instagram account on September 5.

The video shows the starfish grabbing a scallop, but it manages to break free.

However, while the mollusk managed to dodge the first attempt, Casey wrote that it “wasn’t able to escape the second.”

According to Oceana starfish are a well-known coral predator, and “outbreaks of tens of thousands of individuals have been known to cause serious harm to coral reefs in some areas.” Credit: Jules Casey via Storyful

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