Wednesday, September 9, 2009

snapshot • sea stars on concrete post, monterey

There are a lot of sea stars around Monterey Bay, but I don't see all that many of them. I am particularly fascinated with stars; they have an extraordinary water vascular system that allows them to move their thousands of tiny tube feet, which is how they get around, as well as stay put. You can see just how tenacious they are when you watch them cling to rocks as they are being battered by the surf. These ochre stars were hanging out on a pier under the deck of the Monterey Plaza Hotel.

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