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Published 17 September 2009 Referencing Hub media
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DR MILES LAMARE

If a fish comes along and starts attacking a starfish – it might grab it by the arm – the starfish will happily let go of that arm through a process called autotomy, and it will just regrow that arm. So they have very good powers of regeneration. In fact, there’s research going on trying to understand how they can regenerate so well. Perhaps there could be some medical applications for us.