'Ravioli' starfish: This weird starfish is reminding people of pasta

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Scientists from the NOAA Ocean Explorer spotted this unusual shaped starfish off the South Eastern U.S. coast. They think it looks a bit like the pasta ravioli

Check out this funky starfish! It looks a bit like a piece of ravioli pasta.

Scientists from the NOAA Ocean Explorer - who research and explore the ocean floor - spotted the pasta-like creature off the South Eastern U.S. coast.

It's the first time ever scientists have recorded the secretive species of sea star feeding in its natural habitat.

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Do you think the starfish looks like this ravioli?

In case you were wondering, it's real name is the 'goniasterid sea star' and it's sometimes known as a "cookie" star.

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The scientists also took pictures of the ravioli starfish feeding

Can you think of any other creatures that look like food? Let us know in the comments below.

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