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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sea Stars Class Asteroidea

Observer

ingyl_13_mazatl

Date

July 6, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Luzon Sea Star Echinaster luzonicus

Observer

davidr

Date

July 10, 2016 08:00 AM FJT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Bat Star Patiria miniata

Observer

david145

Date

July 27, 2016 11:20 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

juddpatterson

Date

May 20, 2007 09:31 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

italyseal

Date

July 26, 2016 11:17 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mottled star Evasterias troschelii

Observer

gwark

Date

May 9, 2012 09:55 AM AKDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mottled star Evasterias troschelii

Observer

gwark

Date

May 9, 2012 09:58 AM AKDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

benwalker

Date

July 25, 2016 09:11 AM PDT

Description

A black sea star with a white web pattern seen under some seaweed, rough to the touch.

Photos / Sounds

What

Eleven-armed Seastar Coscinasterias muricata

Observer

heni

Date

July 24, 2016 01:21 PM NZST

Description

I have no idea what this is but am guessing some kind of sea anemone. :-)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Spotted Linckia Linckia multifora

Observer

davidr

Date

July 10, 2016 04:22 AM FJT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

laurus_nobilis

Date

August 28, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Leather Star Dermasterias imbricata

Observer

laurus_nobilis

Date

August 28, 2015
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Description from Wikipedia

Starfish or sea stars are star-shaped echinoderms belonging to the class Asteroidea. Common usage frequently finds these names being also applied to ophiuroids, which are correctly referred to as brittle stars or "basket stars". About 1,500 species of starfish occur on the seabed in all the world's oceans, from the tropics to frigid polar waters. They are found from the intertidal zone down to abyssal depths, 6,000 m (20,000 ft) below the surface.

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