Friday, February 21, 2014
A Sea Star reaches for its meal.
Mark Simkins photographed a Sea Star on the move. It is reaching, perhaps, for a mussel.
Sea Stars, more commonly called Starfish, move more quickly than you might expect. They have hundreds of tube feet on their undersides. Sea Stars are in the family Asteroidea. They are related to Sand Dollars, Sea Urchins and Sea Cucumbers.
Low tide is a great time to see some, as Peggy Berryhill photographed above.
Thanks to Mark and Peggy for allowing me to share their photos with you here.