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Sunflower seastar

Sunflower seastar

Pycnopodia helianthoides

 

I very was happy to see this P. helianthoides as this species has been hit hard by Sea star-associated densovirus (starfish Wasting disease) since about 2013

 

Edmonds Beach walk during -2.5 foot low tide of 7 June 2016

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Taken on June 7, 2016