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They move relatively slow so we wouldn't necessarily see them swimming or see them moving around. But certainly if you were to watch them for long enough you would see they are very mobile, and they move around using special structures called tube feet, which are like little tentacles with little suckers on the end of them, and an individual starfish will have 2 or 3 hundred of those. So it’s got these little tentacles, which are on its underside, which it uses to hold on to the rock wall or the wharf piling or whatever and move around in a co-ordinated fashion.