Numerous specimens with several large (>7 inches across). Collected via scallop dredge by RV Gemma.
Collected approximately 6 large forbesi today on Gemma during an educational trip. Collected via scallop dredge.
Intertidal at Otstoia Island - feeding on Saxidomus gigantea
Intertidal at Otstoia Island.
There were many leather stars on this beach.
I noticed about ten Leptasterias hexactis (Colorful Six-armed aka Six-rayed Stars) today during the minus tide. This was the largest, with 2" arms.
Starfish or sea stars are echinoderms belonging to the class Asteroidea. The names "starfish" and "sea star" essentially refer to members of this class. However, 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 living species of starfish occur on the seabed in all the world's oceans, from the tropics to subzero polar waters. They are found from the intertidal zone...