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NOAA Photo Library Image - nerr0802

Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. The Sunflower Star Star, Pycnopodia helianthoides, is found on a variety of subtidal bottoms and in extremely low intertidal zones from Unalaska Island, Alaska, to Baja California, Mexico. The largest, heaviest, and quickest moving sea star, it measures up to 90 cm in diameter. Color ranges from orange to purplish.

Image ID: nerr0802, NOAA's Estuarine Research Reserve Collection
Location: North Puget Sound, Anacortes, Washington

Category: Estuaries/Fauna/Marine/

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