Sea Life Brighton - Sea Stars

Sea Life Brighton is set to unveil its newest creature installation, Sea Stars, on 10th February.

The exhibition will showcase over 170 star fish, making it what’s said to be the largest display of its type in the UK.

What can you see during your visit? 

Featuring almost 200 sea dwellers from across the world, Sea Stars is the UK’s largest celebration of the ocean’s most visually captivating, and most important creatures, the humble ‘star fish’.

The creatures come in a range of different shapes, sizes and colours, and far from the traditional five-armed sea star that is easily recognisable, some can have up to 200 arms.

Highlight creatures to spot include the Feather Star. It has a brightly coloured appearance and many feather-like arms, and Sea Life Brighton says that it’s one of the must-see stars of the new installation.

It will be joined by Mediterranean Red Sea Stars, most commonly spotted in shallow waters around Cyprus and Malta; the Sun Star, which encompasses the colours of a sunset; and the Blue Star, all the way from the Indo-Pacific Ocean.

As well as a host of enchanting creatures, groups visiting Sea Stars will have the opportunity to learn about the vital role that star fish play in the ocean’s eco-systems and why they are often referred to as ‘keystone species’ in their habitats.

Max Leviston, general manager of Sea Life Brighton commented: “We are thrilled to be welcoming Sea Stars to Sea Life Brighton. ‘Star fish’, or echinoderms as they should technically be called, are simply stunning creatures. This installation is a chance to put their beauty front and centre – and to celebrate all of the wonderful eco-systems that Sea Stars make possible.”

The installation will take the place of Claws, a crustacean installation that has been open since April 2017.

Group discounts are available at Sea Life Brighton for parties of ten or more.

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