well actually some of these critters do have spines–the pokey kind not the hold-your-bony-bits-together kind

Things That Go Bloop, Part II: All Wishy-washy and Spineless

Not everything here at the aquarium is a fish.  The collection includes a plethora of creatures that aren’t bothered with the upkeep of a skeleton.

The sign on this one says “leather coral,” but as near as I can see, it’s made of well-organized goo, same as all the others.

coral

Great Frigga’s corset!  What is this thing?!  A kraken, I’ll be bound.  Stand back, Sigyn!  These things are vicious and can punch right through glass!

brittlestar

Oh.  Just a brittle star.  They’re harmless enough.   Hey, little fellow!  I like the snakey legs.  Well done.

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Look at this, Sigyn!  The sign says that a seastar can grow back its arms if they’re lost or damaged.

nubby-starfish

I think I’ll call him “Nubby.”

Eehehehe!  Sigyn has found the itty-bittiest seastar ever!  It’s a six-legger, which is a bit unusual.

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Whoa!  This one is even smaller!   Wait.  One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven.

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This little goober has SEVEN legs. They don’t all match, but they’re there.

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Sigyn’s verdict on the Aquarium?  “Squee!” and two thumbs way, way up.

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