Animals Video

By Katy Gill 


This amazing footage captures a red comb starfish walking eerily across the seabed using his blade-like feet.

Professional diver Eric Desmet captured the encounter in October, 2017, during one of his frequent dives off Cannes, in the south of France.

The starfish is able to walk across the seabed with ease, due to the two rows of tube feet that are under each of his five arms.

These tube feet are used not only for locomotion, but also for feeding, and respiration, too.

Pic from Caters News

The red comb starfish, which appears to be very placid when the diver was near, is twice the size of a human hand and is able to bury itself up to 300 feet into the sea bed, camouflaging itself from predators and prey.

Eric said: “It’s always makes me happy to see marine life on the sand of the seabed.

“It was a beautiful encounter.”