A popular sealife centre is breeding starfish.

Sealife Adventure, Southend has taken to social media to post about the updates.

It has shared images of a bucket of starfish eggs.

A spokesman said: "You’ll never believe what’s going on.

"We have a tub full of spawning starfish.

"They have created their own ‘multiplication tub’ full of sperm and eggs which if all goes well will produce hundreds of babies!

"We are hoping to rear these starfish eggs, raising them through the larval and juvenile stages to become starfish as we know and love. However, this is challenging."