This too, is an animal; a basket star. It feeds by unfurling its 

tangle of branching arms to snatch small organisms riding the 

current. The basket stars arms are dotted with feet used for 

breathing and gathering food. Half blind, they spend most of their 

life grubbing along the bottom, sucking up food with a mouth organ 

that can extend more than a foot. Because it consumes sediment, 

this scavenger uses the feet in its mouth to mop up bits from the 

sea floor.

grub... suck....