Stranded starfish find their way home

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What would have been a major trek for these invertebrates, became just a short boat ride away. The starfish were released 1km offshore.

CAPE TOWN - A frolic in the ocean has nearly turned deadly for hundreds of "starry-eyed" creatures.

Hundreds of these starfish washed up on the shore near Fish Hoek.

They ended up where they didn&39;t belong, and it was all hands on deck to help them get home.

But what made them stray so far from home?

* eNCA reporter Tanya Nefdt has more on this story. Watch the video in the gallery above.