Fishermens’ gift is a star attraction

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LOCAL fishermen have donated more than 100 starfish to Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium.

The five-limbed invertebrates have been donated to the wildlife attraction in North Queensferry after being caught by the fishermen.

Deep Sea World’s Aisling Thornton said: “It’s very unusual to have such a large number of starfish given to the aquarium in one go. Our zoological team say there are around 150 individuals in total.

“Some fishermen consider starfish to be pests but they’re extremely popular with our visitors, particularly during our rockpool talks when they get a chance to touch them under supervision.

“They’re also fascinating creatures with some amazing adaptations which allow them to prosper in a variety of different marine environments,” she added.