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Pacific blood star

Henricia leviuscula

Description:

Small bright orange-red starfish found along west coast of North America. By positioning its arms close together it can move itself or even flip itself over if need be.

Habitat:

Spotted on an exposed rock at low tide. Tide pools at Tongue Point.


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7 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 a month ago

Thanks Neil and Danieles for your kind comments.

danieles-class2
danieles-class2 a month ago

Beautiful!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a month ago

Brian, this is seriously awesome. What an amazing find. A big fave, my friend. Well done :)

Brian38
Brian38 a month ago

Thank you for commenting Sukanya, Tukup, and Mauna. I was a bit disappointed that this was the only starfish I found at these tide pools, but I will be posting some other interesting creatures, seaweed, etc. That I found.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah a month ago

I love this!

Tukup
Tukup a month ago

Cool. Thanks for sharing Brian.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta a month ago

Very acrobatic!

Washington, USA

Lat: 48.17, Long: -123.69

Spotted on Apr 7, 2019
Submitted on Apr 10, 2019

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