November 26, 2018 2.51 pm This story is over 36 months old

Starfish found stranded on Mablethorpe beach

They are stranded on the south beach

Hundreds of starfish have been found stranded on the south beach in Mablethorpe on Monday morning.

Mablethorpe Photo Album Facebook group posted about the discovery which was made in the Lincolnshire seaside town on November 26.

Stranded starfish at the beach in Mablethorpe. Photo: MPA

Photo: MPA

There are over 2000 different species of starfish which come in various different colours, shapes and sizes.

Starfish, also known as Sea Stars, have a surprisingly unusual anatomy, with no brain or blood, yet are able to digest food outside their body.

Photo: MPA

It is not clear how they ended up stranded or what action will be taken at the time of writing, but the issue has been flagged up to the Marine Conservation Society.

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