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Ochre sea star

Pisaster ochraceus


The shifting sands from the waves was partially covering the sea star. They can grow to 10 in. (25 cm). They are most commonly purple, but can also be orange, orange-ochre, yellow, reddish, or brown.


Spotted in a tide pool along the Straight Of Juan de Fuca.

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Tukup 8 months ago

Your "tide pools" come through again. I may need to bring one of them down here. Great catch Brian. Thanks.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 9 months ago

Cool spotting. I love you seaside finds, Brian. All so interesting.

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Washington, USA

Spotted on May 5, 2019
Submitted on Jan 26, 2020

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