A common sunstar fish or Crossaster papposus is exposed at low tide in the intertidal zone on Moser Island in Southeast Alaska. The sea creature normally has nine or ten arms but like this one growing sixteen, they can have many more. They have a spiny texture and pray on other sea stars, sea urchins, snails, cucumbers and sea anemones.
- MELISSA FARLOW
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- Tongass_National Geographic magazine_7/2007