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Sunflower Star Falling Off Rock
I saw these at other beaches - at the lowest part of the inter tidal zone.
Species: Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower Star)

John Harvey Photo > John's Overnight Page > Gabriola > Sunflower Star Falling Off Rock

Stars In A Rectangle
I was surprised to see so many together, especially on sand. This was pretty low on the beach so I don't think they were in trouble.
Species: Pisaster ochraceus (Ochre Star)

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Leather Star In Current
This star was right at the edge of the low tide line and was washed by waves.
Species: Dermasterias imbricata (Leather Star)

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Stars On Rock
The vermilion star really caught my eye but the Ochre stars (both common morphs) are pretty nice. The seaweed is Sea lettuce. It could be one of 8 species (Genius Ulva) so I can't call it.
Tags: kelp, sea star
Species: Pisaster ochraceus (Ochre Star), Mediaster aequalis (Vermilion Star)

John Harvey Photo > John's Overnight Page > Winter Harbour To Brooks Peninsula > Stars On Rock

Giant Pink Star
This was camera in the water photography.
Species: Pisaster brevispinus (Giant Pink Star)

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Blue Bat Star
Considering these are supposed to be very common, it took me forever to see my first bat star.
Species: Asterina miniata (Bat Star)

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Purple Sea Star Coming Out Of Shadow
Purple Sea Star Coming Out Of Shadow
Species: Pisaster ochraceus (Ochre Star)

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Sea Stars In Tide Pool
Sea Stars In Tide Pool
Species: Pisaster ochraceus (Ochre Star)

John Harvey Photo > John's Overnight Page > Tofino BB > Sea Stars In Tide Pool

Flipped Over Ochre Star
The star was doing it's best "I'm out of water, conserve water" shop closing, but it was still sending out feet in places to see if it could find something to grab onto to.
Tags: sea star
Species: Pisaster ochraceus (Ochre Star)

John Harvey Photo > Kayaking in the Gulf Islands > Flipped Over Ochre Star

Ochre Stars
These stars were the most common on the beach. I believe Piaster ochraceus is the most robust star when it comes to being left high and dry on the beach - they are always the first to be seen.
Species: Pisaster ochraceus (Ochre Star)

John Harvey Photo > Mudge Island > Ochre Stars

Leather Star
Unlike the more common Ochre Star, this star has a smooth (slimy) texture. Dermasterias imbricata.
Tags: sea star
Species: Dermasterias imbricata (Leather Star)

John Harvey Photo > Aristazabal Island > Aristazabal Island - Day 1, 2 > Leather Star

Sunflower Star and Leather Star
The sunflower (Pycnopodia helianthoides) is a real predator - it would eat the leather star (Dermasterias imbricata) if given a chance. This sunflower star has 18 arms, but from the look of it, some are rather new. Fully grown, they should about 20 arms.
Tags: sea star
Species: Dermasterias imbricata (Leather Star), Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower Star)

John Harvey Photo > Aristazabal Island > Aristazabal Island - Day 1, 2 > Sunflower Star and Leather Star

Stars on Rock

I think the star on the right is a Leather Star. The closest
star is a Troschel's Sea Star. The feathery thing is probably a sea cucumber, but with two predators near by, it may not be there long.


John Harvey Photo > John Harvey Photo - Scuba Diving > Whiskey Cove, Belcarra > Stars on Rock

Troschel's Sea Star

Apparently these things eat barnacles and limpets. Evasterias troschelii.


John Harvey Photo > John Harvey Photo - Scuba Diving > Whiskey Cove, Belcarra > Troschel's Sea Star

Sunflower Star
Apparently Sunflower Stars (Pycnopodia helianthoides) are the largest Sea Star in the ocean.
Species: Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower Star)

John Harvey Photo > John Harvey Photo - Scuba Diving > Whiskey Cove, Belcarra > Sunflower Star

Sunflower Star
I wonder where that leg went. Pycnopodia helianthoides - 18 legs seems to be common for the Sunflower Stars I've seen.
Species: Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower Star)

John Harvey Photo > John Harvey Photo - Scuba Diving > Whiskey Cove, Belcarra > Sunflower Star

Tide Pool

This is on the eastern side of Cabbage Island


John Harvey Photo > John Harvey Photo - Gulf Islands Photo Cruise > Tide Pool

Tide Pool

This is on the eastern side of Cabbage Island


John Harvey Photo > John Harvey Photo - Gulf Islands Photo Cruise > Tide Pool

Star Fish

The rocks around the government dock in Montegue harbour were exposed by low tide.

Tags: sea star
Species: Pisaster ochraceus (Ochre Star)

John Harvey Photo > John Harvey Photo - Kayaking in the Gulf Islands > Star Fish

Starfish 2

The starfish is out of focus (not for a lack of focusing range - the 105 is great!), probably from that neoprene suit pulling me back upright while I try to focus through water.  The scars on the rock in the upper right are probably from barnacles.

Tags: sea star

John Harvey Photo > John Harvey Photo - Scuba Diving > Whyte Cliff Park > Starfish 2

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