Within two weeks 95% of this cove's seastars were rotting away. The smell was very strong. I helped with beach surveying during this summer's outbreak .
Juvenile, about 2" across.
The lone injured starfish was captured and released near the shore. It exhibited nine arms, three of them not being complete. This could be explained by a failed attempt by a predator or by a previous interaction with a human.
Awesome! The original two arms that survived an attack are regenerating four more. No problem!
Suffering from the starfish wasting virus. Trying to regenerate one arm but clearly losing the battle.
Appeared healthy. About 1" across.
Possibly Piaster giganteus? Only about 1" across.
Tiny 1/2" juvenile hiding in a hole. No obvious wasting disease.
Possibly signs of wasting disease on tips (last 1/4) of all arms?
Juvenile. Blue rings around white spines.