Re: Baby Starfish!

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Posted by Dr. Bill on October 10, 2005 at 19:36:05:

In Reply to: Baby Starfish! posted by scottfiji on October 07, 2005 at 13:04:38:

They are actually fairly common this time of year if you have good vision. I see them frequently on the blades of giant kelp up in the canopy as well as on the much larger blades of the deeper water kelps like Laminaria and Agarum.

Many are the young of the knobby star (Pisaster giganteus). I did find one that had either 8 or 9 arms and I'm not sure if that was a mutant or a different species.

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