In tidal rock pool.
Pictures of a few different individuals, all the same species I think. Less common than the cushion stars, but plenty about.
The classic common cushion star.
Another like 1171011, flat webbing between arms.
5 and 6 point common cushion stars. Lots of them about the sea floor, probably lots more under the sand, at low tide difficult to walk in the sea without treading on them.
Pretty sure this is still the common cushion star. But this one outdid all the others with one more arm.
Slimy sunflower sea star with something that looked like orange eggs in the middle of it.
Among rocks at low tide.
Intertidal - low intertidal
Under rock at low tide
Six armed version, in about 1.5m of water.
Many of these along with the much brighter orange variety. I'm a total rookie here but next time I know I'll bring a field guide to ID some of the great critters I spied amongst the rocks.