|Naturalist holding an ochre sea star.|
|Underside of a mottled sea star, showing its tube feet.|
|Penrose Point State Park near Lakebay, WA|
|Manchester State Park near Pt. Orchard, WA.|
Note the sea star in foreground.
Can you see the white circle off center on each of these two stars (above and below)? That's the madreporite, where water enters and then circulates throughout the arms.
|An ochre sea star.|
|A little blood star that was almost hidden under rocks.|
|A leather star, which feels leathery.|
|A mottled sea star -- more slender than the ochres.|
|Reflection of one of our naturalists over a mottled star.|
|An ochre star snuggles in until the tide comes returns.|
Have a colorful day