Sunflower Star climbing Kelp

Sunflower Sea Star (Pycnopodia helianthoides) feeding upon Bryozoan (Heterapora pacifica) on stalks of Giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera), Breakwater, Monterey, California.

Starfish...are they not just beautiful?

colorful starfish, Piha, New Zealand - rescued some of these - threw them back into the sea before seagulls got them!

Sunflower starfish

A Pycnopodia helianthoides, or “sunflower sea star.” 18 Jaw-Dropping Ocean Photos You Have To See Right This Second

Sunflower Sea Star (Gold) | the largest sea star in the world  [Pycnopodia helianthoides] by Paul Nicklen.  This sea star is draped moplike over a seafloor rock off the British Columbia coast. Though commonly called starfish, sea stars are not fish but echinoderms, more closely related to sea urchins and sand dollars. Only the five-armed species really resemble stars—others may boast as many as 40 appendages.

Sunflower Sea Star is draped moplike over a Seafloor Rock off the British Columbia Coast. Though commonly called starfish, sea stars are not fish but Echinoderms, more closely related to Sea Urchins and Sand Dollars.

#Regram #RG @paulnicklen: “Charismatic megafauna” is a term often used in conservation circles. It essentially means giant, majestic animals that make people emotional. Think humpback whales, polar bears and tigers—the all-stars. Obviously, I love working with these big, beautiful animals as much as the next guy—if not more—but I’m still attracted to the little ones. Like this sunflower starfish in the Falkland Islands (Las Malvinas). When the canopy of macrocystis kelp is pierced by…

#Regram #RG @paulnicklen: “Charismatic megafauna” is a term often used in conservation circles. It essentially means giant, majestic animals that make people emotional. Think humpback whales, polar bears and tigers—the all-stars. Obviously, I love working with these big, beautiful animals as much as the next guy—if not more—but I’m still attracted to the little ones. Like this sunflower starfish in the Falkland Islands (Las Malvinas). When the canopy of macrocystis kelp is pierced by…

sunflower starfish images | African Red Knob Sea Star, Protoreaster linckii , Kenya

sunflower starfish images | African Red Knob Sea Star, Protoreaster linckii , Kenya

A fake flower submerged in a dollar store vase- because real centerpieces are expensive! Simple and pretty. Use your imagination, things in water always look beautiful and bigger!  How about those cut diamond crystals, seashells, starfish, bamboo stalk, pearls, butterflies, plastic figurines spray painted gold, silver or your wedding colors! destination wedding travel PJ

A fake flower submerged in a dollar store vase- because real centerpieces are expensive! A fake flower submerged in a dollar store vase- because real centerpieces are expensive!

nautical accessories; Stunning bathroom design with a backlit blue onyx wall and lovely nautical accessories featuring a stone casted sunflower starfish and a clamshell on a stand; nautical decor ideas; coastal living inspiration

Stunning bathroom design with a backlit blue geo wall and lovely nautical accessories featuring a stone casted sunflower starfish and a clamshell on a stand;

Sunflower star fish

Sunflower Starfish by BaubCat (world's largest starfish species-Ketchikan, Alaska)

Spiny sunstar 6  8 sunflower starfish by RedWatchmanTreasures

Spiny sunstar 6 - sunflower starfish multileg seastar unique curiosities by RedWatchmanTreasures on Etsy

The sunflower starfish has more rays than any other starfish.

The sunflower starfish has more rays than any other starfish.

Wholesale Sunflower starfish 6 inch to 8 inch - Packed: 6 pcs @ $3.15 each

Wholesale Sunflower starfish 6 inch to 8 inch - Packed: 6 pcs @ $3.15 each

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