Sun Star
(Solaster stimpsoni)

image of a Sun Star

Image ID: 29-01

Comments : Sun Stars are very common in Puget Sound and come in an array of bright colors. I believe this is a juvenile Sun Star. You can see the light patches on each arm that are normally blue on mature Sun Stars. Sun Stars are very common at Three Tree.
Common name : Sun Star
Scientific Name : Solaster stimpsoni
Location Found : Three Tree Point, Central Puget Sound
Actual Size : 5 inches
Camera Used : Sea & Sea MMII EX w/1->2T macro, ISO 100 film, 35mm
Natural History :