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Purple Star

Pisaster ochraceus

Description:

5 arms. Despite it's name, color ranges from purple to orange/brown.

Habitat:

Intertidal zone. Most were tucked under rocks on the beach. Two individuals were observed out in the open, in shallow water.

Notes:

Photographed at Titlow Beach park, Tacoma, Washington, just past low tide.

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1 Comment

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Lovely to see the range of colours. Great spotting Anne Marie and thanks for the information !

Tacoma, Washington, USA

Spotted on May 12, 2014
Submitted on May 14, 2014

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