We took advantage of the bright weather last weekend and headed out to the coast at Felixstowe. There were few birds about, but in a secluded corner we found a collection of starfish, or 'sea stars' to use the preferred name in scientific circles.
The one above is, I believe, a Common sunstar. I don't think I have ever encountered one before. What a beautiful creature.
Can you see those marks in the sand (top right), which I assume indicate the creature's direction of travel.
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I shall post these on iSpot, and may hopefully learn a bit more. I now know to keep an eye out for these fascinating sea creatures, particularly after a storm.