Friday, March 26, 2010

Starfish ヒトデ

Beached starfish on the coast of Suma-ku, the ward next to Nagata-ku to the west, on the beach near a fishing park. I believe that it is an Ocher Seastar (Pisaster Ochraceus) common to the Pacific Ocean.


  1. never seen on outside of an aquarium, looks quite big!

  2. I just happened upon the starfish on my way back toward the beach exit so I must have missed it going down, however, it was quite large as it would not have fit comfortably in my palm if I had tried to lift it - perhaps about 6 inches.