I wrote this text a long long time ago as part of a plan to create an artist book. I found it in my "archives" while searching for sea creatures.
Marine biologists installed a camera at the bottom of the ocean and filmed a group of sea stars' miniscule movements for over five days. By viewing the visual record at twenty times actual time, adult sea stars appear to engage in playful behavior. One researcher described the behavior as clowning around, another thought that perhaps the animals’ amiable interactions were related to mating. These researchers established only one point of agreement, that they could no longer rely on their own eyes for valid observation.
I never got the artist book completed, but I still really like this piece of writing. Maybe someday.