Asterias forbesi
Asterias forbesi

f22 @ 1/60s, ASA 25, Kodachrome 25 slide film, Nikonis II w 28mm and 1:2 extension tube, Oceanic flash and aluminum flash reflector


"Starfish," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Starfish or sea stars are star-shaped echinoderms belonging to the class Asteroidea. Common usage frequently finds these names being also applied to ophiuroids, which are correctly referred to as brittle stars or "basket stars". About 1,500 species of starfish occur on the seabed in all the world's oceans, from the tropics to frigid polar waters. They are found from the intertidal zone down to abyssal depths, 6,000 m (20,000 ft) below the surface.Most can regenerate damaged parts or lost arms and they can shed arms as a means of defense.
Ft. Wetherill, Jamestown, Rhode Island
 
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