Collected approximately 6 large forbesi today on Gemma during an educational trip. Collected via scallop dredge.
Intertidal at Otstoia Island - feeding on Saxidomus gigantea
Intertidal at Otstoia Island.
There were many leather stars on this beach.
I noticed about ten Leptasterias hexactis (Colorful Six-armed aka Six-rayed Stars) today during the minus tide. This was the largest, with 2" arms.
Here's another large Henricia leviuscula leviuscula (Pacific Blood Star), the only one I saw today with evidence of Sea Star Wasting. It appears to be recovering.
This Henricia leviuscula leviuscula (Pacific Blood Star) was healthy and quite large, with 4" arms. I saw about 20 on the beach today, the most I've seen since Sea Star Wasting Disease.
I liked the way this healthy Henricia leviuscula leviuscula (Pacific Blood Star) was hanging onto a rock, with arms twisted in every direction.
This healthy Evasterias troschelii (Mottled Star) appeared to have 6" arms.
The only one we found in the tidepools. If wrong please correct.
In shallow tidal pool.
Large sea star moving about in the open, just below low tide level.
Foto tomada en Caleta El Membrillo, Valparaíso.