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Giant spined star

Pisaster giganteus

Description:

This one was about 10 inches across (they can grow to 24 inches) and covered with pink and blue spines.

Habitat:

Spotted at low tide at the Point Loma Tide Pools, which is part of the Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego, California.

Notes:

The seastar is found along the western shore of North America from southern California to British Columbia. Prefers rocky shores where it can prey on mollusk.

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3 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 2 years ago

Thanks for commenting Rithmini and Sukanya.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 2 years ago

Jewel-studded!

Wow

Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

San Diego, California, United States

Spotted on Nov 18, 2021
Submitted on Nov 24, 2021

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