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Q: Ocean Sediments ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Ocean Sediments
Category: Science > Earth Sciences
Asked by: aguazul05-ga
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Posted: 29 Nov 2005 20:18 PST
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How do Brittle Stars and Feaher Duster Worms feed and what?
Ocean Sediments
Subject: Re: Ocean Sediments
Answered By: answerfinder-ga on 30 Nov 2005 01:09 PST
Dear aguazul05-ga,

The Enchanted Learning web site produces the following explanation.
There is also pictures on the page.

?Diet: Brittle stars are mainly detrivores (detritus-eaters); they eat
decaying matter and plankton. Some brittle stars can also kill small
animals. They push their stomach out through their mouth (which is
located on the underside of the disk of the brittle stars) and digest
the prey (there is no anus). The mouth has five teeth.?

?Feather duster worms pull in nutrients with a mop of feather-like
tentacles and then sort them into size before it passes the smaller
pieces to its mouth. This page has a very detailed explanation of the
process with pictures.

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