A young girl examines a common sunstar fish or Crossaster papposus that is exposed at low tide on Moser Island. They normally grow nine or ten arms but can have many more. They have a spiny texture and pray on other sea stars, sea urchins, snails, cucumbers and sea anemones living in the intertidal zone in Alaska's Southeast.
- MELISSA FARLOW
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- Tongass National Geographic Magazine MM7258