You’re probably thinking – what the hell is this thing?! That’s certainly what I thought when I started watching this video. Well, as you’ll shortly see, this crazy creature is called a basket star. It’s kind of like a starfish, except each arm has more arms, and then each of those arms has more, and then each of those arms has more, and so on and so on. The reason for this is that these wily souls float around the ocean feeding on whatever they can get hold of, and the more arms they have, the more food they’ll consume.
They’re scary little brutes, aren’t they. The way their arms writhe around is like something from Alien. And this particular fellow ain’t going nowhere fast. They can live for up to 35 years!