California: Where is the starfish’s head? In the center of his body or in a part of the arm? The question is silly, but it was a serious question in the fields of zoology and biology that scientists have finally found the answer to.
A new study from Stanford used genetic and molecular tools to create a 3D map of a starfish’s body. Researchers found that the head of the starfish does not stay in one place. Its head is split right in the middle of the starfish and in the middle of every part of its body.
Lead author Daniel S. Roxar, a postdoc in the labs of Christopher Lowe at the University of California and the Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences, said the starfish’s head response is more complex than we expected. The evolution of other marine creatures is even more complex.