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    1. Thank you Tina. The morning sunlight was treating its orange pretty well. The tide was still falling so it was freshly exposed. That didn’t hurt either.

  1. Are the sea stars returning up in your neck of the woods? It seems a long time since I’ve found any, though I can’t say I’ve caught very many low tides of late. Far too many other distractions. Thanks so much for providing the next best thing… 😉 Your images are way cool!

    1. Yes, I would say a substantial rebound in Pisaster, the one I think you are referring to (the one in my current post). The sunflower star, has had a tough time rebounding. Thanks for the complement and for getting me thinking about your important question.

      1. I would love to see you do a post about the Pisaster recovery. (thanks for providing their name). Hope the sunflower manages to recover. (That’s the one with a lot more points?) I’ve never been lucky enough to see one, but I was told they used to be seen at Seven Devils, N of Bandon.

      2. Okay, by fall I’ll do something on that topic. In the meantime, you are correct the sunflower star has twenty arms, more or less. They are often orange. I don’t think I’ve seen one in the intertidal since 2013. Others have, but they are struggling. They are mostly subtidal and important predators on sea urchins, which have been taking advantage.

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