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Recent observations

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What

Blue Linckia Linckia laevigata

Observer

richardling

Date

May 4, 2014 02:05 PM AEST

Description

A Blue Sea Star (Linckia laevigata) in shallow water

Photos / Sounds

What

Blue Linckia Linckia laevigata

Observer

richardling

Date

May 2, 2014 12:36 PM AEST

Description

POV of a Blue Sea Star (Linckia laevigata) resting on hand

Photos / Sounds

What

Blue Linckia Linckia laevigata

Observer

richardling

Date

May 2, 2014 07:46 AM AEST

Description

A Blue Sea Star (Linckia laevigata) resting on sand

Photos / Sounds

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What

Eleven-armed Seastar Coscinasterias muricata

Observer

richardling

Date

April 26, 2014 09:37 AM AEST

Description

Eleven-armed Sea Star (Coscinasterias muricata)

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What

Biscuit Star Pentagonaster duebeni

Observer

richardling

Date

December 2, 2012 12:59 PM AEDT

Description

Biscuit Star (Pentagonaster dubeni)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

richardling

Date

December 2, 2012 12:42 PM AEDT

Description

Many-pored Sea Star (Fromia polypora)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Biscuit Star Pentagonaster duebeni

Observer

richardling

Date

August 25, 2012 10:42 AM AEST

Description

A Biscuit Star (Pentagonaster dubeni)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mosaic Sea Star Plectaster decanus

Observer

richardling

Date

August 25, 2012 10:40 AM AEST

Description

Sea fans (Melithaea sp.), Many-pored Sea Star (Fromia polypora), and Mosaic Sea Star (Plectaster decanus) on a sponge-covered bommie

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

richardling

Date

August 25, 2012 10:40 AM AEST

Description

Sea fans (Melithaea sp.), Many-pored Sea Star (Fromia polypora), and Mosaic Sea Star (Plectaster decanus) on a sponge-covered bommie

Photos / Sounds

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What

Firebrick Starfish Asterodiscides truncatus

Observer

richardling

Date

August 25, 2012 10:32 AM AEST

Description

A Firebrick Sea Star (Asterodiscides truncatus) on coarse sand

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Observer

richardling

Date

February 26, 2012 10:13 AM AEDT

Description

A Velvet Sea Star (Petricia vernicina)

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What

Mosaic Sea Star Plectaster decanus

Observer

richardling

Date

October 16, 2011 12:32 PM AEDT

Description

A Mosaic Sea Star (Plectaster decanus)

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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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