These earrings are made of 925 Sterling Silver. Their design resembles the Panamic Cushion Star (Pentaceraster cumingi) that inhabits the rocky coral reefs of Costa Rica’s Pacific coast.
Panamic Cushion Starfish Earrings
These starfish earrings are made of 925 Sterling Silver and their design is inspired by the Panamic Cushion Star (Pentaceraster cumingi).
Sea stars are carnivore organisms, as they feed on mollusks, worms, algae, seagrass, plankton, other invertebrates, and even each other! But that is not the most interesting part about their feeding habits… to eat their prey, they force out their digestive organs from their stomach and absorb it.
Another fun fact about sea stars is their regenerative powers. When a sea star loses one or more of their arms, it can regenerate the entire limb and some species are even capable of regrowing their central disk.
Sea stars are considered keystone species in coastal e ecosystems, as they control the abundance of mussels and appear to regulate microorganisms by mixing up the organic matter and therein provide different substrates for other species to develop on.
By purchasing these starfish earrings, you can choose to support any of Equipo Tora Carey’s conservation projects, and as we grow, hopefully, the introduction of new projects on other key species. Also, if you ever want to visit the site and learn more about the projects, make sure to contact us or Equipo Tora Carey and schedule your visit!
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