Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Murder and Mayhem at the Museum?

A recent exchange regarding the alleged "killer starfish" in Tank #1:

"Those of us who work on Sunday are wondering what goes on in that tank on Saturday nights. Last Sunday we had half an eel in the starfish and half that we gave a final resting place... We don't know if the starfish has super starfish speed and is catching the fish or if it is just tidying up after the fish/eels die of natural causes... Who knows what unforeseen havoc that 5 legged wonder has in store for next weekend."

Erin Kenny, Experience Coordinator (and aquaria observer extraordinaire)

"Starfish and crabs are opportunistic scavengers. If they are eating a fish it is because the fish was dying. (Anyone who has watched Spongebob would know Patrick and others of his kinds are not blessed with super starfish speed.)"

Dave Marchetti of Animal Experiences (aka "The Fish Guy")

Sounds like we don't have to worry about any further fish-icide!

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