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    • Starfish
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    • Sea star species
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    • Asteroidea
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    • Estrellas de mar

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Recent observations

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Leather Star Dermasterias imbricata

Observer

heathermarie

Date

July 4, 2015 07:49 AM PDT

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What

Pacific blood star Henricia leviuscula

Observer

wendy5

Date

July 3, 2015

Description

This 5" Henricia leviuscula leviuscula (Blood Star) seems to be recovering from Sea Star Wasting Syndrome.

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Pacific blood star Henricia leviuscula

Observer

wendy5

Date

July 3, 2015

Description

This 3" Henricia leviuscula leviuscula (Blood Star) juvenile was quite attractive with its red dot in the center.

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raulagrait

Date

July 3, 2015 09:25 AM HST

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Pacific blood star Henricia leviuscula

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 3, 2015 07:45 AM PDT

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

kestrel

Date

July 3, 2015 09:07 AM PDT

Description

Not looking so happy.

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What

Bat Star Patiria miniata

Observer

kestrel

Date

July 3, 2015 07:38 AM PDT

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

kestrel

Date

July 3, 2015 07:08 AM PDT

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

kestrel

Date

July 3, 2015 07:08 AM PDT

Description

Two purple ones - and big!

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Observer

kestrel

Date

July 2, 2015 07:57 AM PDT

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Observer

kestrel

Date

July 2, 2015 07:37 AM PDT

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

kestrel

Date

July 2, 2015 07:05 AM PDT
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Description from Wikipedia

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...

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