Wednesday, 6 July 2022

WW: Resilient mottled star

(Evasterias troschelli. Note that the tip of one ray has apparently been gnawed off by the starfish plague, but the organism's immune system has fought off the attack. This bodes well for the species.)

Appearing also on My Corner of the World.


  1. The ocean is full of marvelous creatures like that. I'd love to see one alive.

  2. Had not known that there was a starfish plague in your part of the world.

    Immunity is one of science's great things in all the species - from the one-cellers to we humans.

    Thank you for the Latin name as well.

    Adelaide Dupont

  3. Didn't know that starfish could chew off wood!

  4. So beautiful. Regine

  5. A fascinating critter! The plague sounds bad, bout god to hear it can recover.

  6. I do hope this little one heals. It's so gorgeous.

    Thanks for sharing your link at My Corner of the World this week!