How Can You Tell If a Starfish Is Dead?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 16, 2020 11:39:34 AM ET
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The key to determining if a starfish is alive or dead is to look for movement. However, because starfish are not the most mobile organisms on the planet, it can be difficult to tell if they are alive or dead. If you cannot observe any movement at all, the starfish is probably dead.