Saturday, August 8, 2015

Funny Cartoon Animal- In Real Life!- Patrick Star (Starfish)

First of all, I'd like to make it clear that starfishes DO NOT come from otterspace. 

Rather, starfish are marine invertebrates. That means they live in the ocean! 
Despite the name, starfish are NOT fish. They do not have gills, scales, or fins like fish do and they move differently from fish. Fish propel themselves with their tails, starfish have tiny tube feet to help them move along.
Fromia monilis (Seastar).jpg
The five-armed varieties of starfish are the most well known. But, not all starfish have five arms. Some have many more. Take the sun star for example, it has up to 40 arms!


Sunflower Star / Patrick Briggs, Flickr - Courtesy Patrick Briggs, Flickr


Patrick Star



You probably are somewhat aware of the lovable character Patrick Star. If you're not, have you been living under a rock or something? (It's funny because Patrick lives under a rock) 



Patrick's most notable trait is his lack of common sense. Patrick is often getting himself and his best friend, SpongeBob SquarePants, into trouble.

Patrick Star Fun Fact!  (Stump your friends with this bit of information) Patrick is unemployed and a self-proclaimed expert in the "art of doing nothing".