A star fish suns itself on the beach at Tracy Road Beach Access on Pender Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Nice one Deb. We’re having a serious problem of starfish disappearing in alarming rates in Howe Sound (between Horseshoe Bay and Squamish, BC). Where once they lived in abundance, they have totally disappeared and so far the cause hasn’t been found
We seem to still be lucky on the star fish front. The number and types do seem to vary depending on different times of the year, but certain areas like Starvation Bay seem to have them consistently. Hopefully the star fish will return to Howe Sound.
Great picture. Do Starfish have a season. Usually when we go to Vancouver in the summer there are plenty. This year we went the end of August and saw very few of the larger ones that are usually everywhere. Amazing colours of purple and orange. Love them.
I am not sure if they have an official season, but I do notice there seem to be more on Pender at different times of the year. Another commenter mentioned declining populations in Howe Sound so perhaps that is what you saw (or didn’t see) in Vancouver.
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