Sunday, 19 August 2012

Juvenile common starfish

A pleasant dip in the sea at Hove (East Sussex) on the evening following a very hot day.

As we walked along the waters edge I discovered tiny common starfish, some floating in the shallows others laying on the sand.
Excited kids were picking up and running up the beach with them and so Ii collected the ones I found on the sand and put them in the water.

On the way back back I found a large number of tiny starfish in a pool at the end of a sea defence.

Starfish were once very common on the beach in my youth and nowadays a rare find so I was pleased to see so many.

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