The most common sea star, most often known as the purple sea star, we saw at least 10 or 12 on the beach. Even the orange ones are known as purple sea stars. The spikes on sea stars' back are actually tiny scissors that help kill off anything that might try to attach itself and grow on its back. Thanks to Celso Reyes for snapping photos and sharing them with me!
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