Sea Stars

Sea Star
Sea Star

Thousands of Sea Stars had washed ashore on Sanibel Island.  I’d never seen or heard of these before — Star Fish yes, but never Sea Stars.  The one pictured above measures about 10-12″ across, a large one; most were 6-8″.

What I found interesting was where they were located on the beach — on the very top level of beach; i.e. far above the extent of the normal incoming waves.    I envisioned a storm that surged to that highest level, Mother Nature’s way of “culling the herd” of Sea Stars.

This one ended up on top of some colorful sea weed and driftwood, which I thought made a nice photo in the late afternoon sun.

Thought for the Day:  Art is born of the observation and investigation of Nature.                                                                                                                             Cicero (106 BC – 43 BC)

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