Nombre comun, estrella bronceada
Juvenile, about 1/2".
8/17/2014 - Lone Ranch Creek, OR: Starfish washed up on the beach. Purple, bloated. One arm was white and pulled out like long taffy.
Juvenile, about 1/2" - beautiful mottled bluish color.
Unusual 6-legged individual.
Young starfish, about 3 inches across.
Low tide sighting, seems like it has been hit with the wasting disease (lesions are visible).
With Sea Star Wasting Syndrome, it's good to find any sea stars at all. Today during the -2.1 minus tide, I found a few Pisaster ochraceus or Ochre Stars, and a few Blood Stars. This 1" juvenile was found under a rock. I carefully turned the rock back over.