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Pisaster brevispinus  (Giant Pink Star)

Photo of Pisaster brevispinus by <a href="http://www.naturediver.com">Derek Holzapfel</a>
© Derek Holzapfel (Photo ID #16097)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Pender Island Photographer Derek Holzapfel
Habitat mud bottom
Photo Date February 01, 2012 Upload Date February 03, 2012
Elevation (m) -6
UTM Zone # Latitude 48.748706817627
UTM Easting Longitude -123.182273864746
UTM Northing Photo ID # 16097
Notes South Pender Island - Boundary Pass ocean access. This one may break all size records for a sea star. Too bad I did not have a measuring tape, but would estimate 1.5 to 2m tip to tip. My references state that maximum size is 65cm across, which is much smaller than this specimen.

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