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Recent observations

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What

Bat Star Patiria miniata

Observer

tiyumq

Date

August 30, 2016 08:30 PM PDT

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

k8thegr8

Date

August 28, 2016 03:34 PM CDT

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Leather Star Dermasterias imbricata

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niisii

Date

August 4, 2016

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Pacific Blood Star Henricia leviuscula

Observer

niisii

Date

June 6, 2016

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Pacific Blood Star Henricia leviuscula

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amy80

Date

August 31, 2016 09:06 AM PDT

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Purple Velvet Star Leiaster leachi

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

July 24, 2016 08:30 PM EET

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New Zealand Common Cushion Star Patiriella regularis

Observer

danilo_hegg

Date

January 26, 2016 07:05 PM NZDT

Description

A six-armed one. A bit like finding a four-leaved clover :-)

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Cushion Star Asterina gibbosa

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

August 26, 2016 04:07 PM HST

Description

Diving along the north side of Napili Bay, max depth 15 feet.

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Pacific Blood Star Henricia leviuscula

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 30, 2016 10:09 AM PDT

Description

This healthy 5" Henricia leviuscula leviuscula (Blood Star) was one of about a dozen noticed during the minus tide.

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Egyptian Sea Star Gomophia egyptiaca

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

July 24, 2016 08:30 PM EET

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Red Starfish Echinaster sepositus

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zanskar

Date

August 16, 2016 03:28 PM SAST

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Sea Stars Class Asteroidea

Observer

sara99

Date

August 30, 2016 09:09 AM EDT
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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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