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Pacific blood star

Henricia leviuscula


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.


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

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Brian38 a month ago

Thanks Neil and Danieles for your kind comments.

danieles-class2 a month ago


Neil Ross
Neil Ross a month ago

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

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 a month ago

Cool. Thanks for sharing Brian.

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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