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Sand star in pool at edge of sandy shore

Observed: 8th July 2012 By: Nick UptonNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in Invertebrates
Sand star (Astropecten irregularis) a sand living species washed into a mussel filled rckpool during a storm, St.Bees, Cumbria, UK, July.
Description:

I came across this 10cm starfish moving slowly in a pool formed between a sandy shore and mussel covered boulders and assumed it was a common starfish at first, but the arrangement of spines makes this a Sand star I believe, a which must have been washed in during a storm.

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