Slime star This adorable little deep-sea starfish (Pteraster sp.) may look innocent, but a potential predator will get a taste of some nasty slime if it tries to take a bite! Scientists have observed this “slime star” spewing large amounts of mucus when disturbed. MBARI ROVs have seen this sea star from a few hundred meters to over 3,500 meters (11,500 feet) on the deep seafloor, sans the mucus. Desktop Small- 1024 x 768Standard- 1280 x 1024Widescreen- 1440 x 900HD widescreen- 1920 x 1080 Phone iPhoneAndroid Social Facebook cover NOTE: These images are for personal use only. Please contact MBARI to request permission for other uses.