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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Let the games begin

A close-up mystery photo (below).  Somehow, it reminded me of the Olympics, with everything so sparkly and glittery.  [Click on the photos for larger versions.]

Zoomed out a bit more:

And the entire animal:

This is a Short-spined Sea Star (Pisaster brevispinus).  They usually have five arms, but since this individual had six arms, I took a photo for the record.  Photographed on Bodega Head on 31 January 2018.


Jim said...

Hi Jackie,
Wondered if you know Terry Lilley in Hawaii on Kauai? He is a marine biologist & wanted to let you know of his work !
Underwater2web.com or he is on Facebook under his name..........
Soooo appreciate your work here ❤️
~Jim Adams
West County Breakfast Club 😉

Jackie Sones said...

Hi, Jim!

Good to hear from you, and to know about Terry's work! I'll check it out. Would love to get to Kauai some day!

:) Jackie

John W. Wall said...

Good to see a living sea star around here!

Jackie Sones said...

Hi, John!

Yes, I don't want to jinx anything, but there are some positive signs for local sea stars. The disappointing part is that some individuals are still showing disease symptoms. We remain hopeful!

:) Jackie