Reach for the stars at Sea Life Brighton

Sea Life Brighton will open its ‘Sea Stars’ installation on February 10, in time for the half-term holidays.

Featuring more than 170 sea dwellers from across the world, Sea Stars is the UK’s largest collection of ‘star fish’.

Visitors will also be able to find out why the creatures should not really be called ‘star fish’.

Max Leviston, Sea Life Brighton general manager, said: “Star fish, or echinoderms as they should technically be called, are simply stunning creatures.

“This installation is a chance to put their beauty front and centre – and to celebrate all of the wonderful ecosystems that Sea Stars make possible.”

These creatures come in a range of shapes, sizes and colours, and some can have up to 200 arms.

Visitors to Sea Stars can learn about the role that ‘star fish’ play in the ocean’s ecosystems and why they are often referred to as keystone species in their habitats.

The installation will take the place of Claws, which opened in April 2017 and will close on January 16.