But while I love tidepooling and finding all the hidden starfish, I also know that starfish LOVE eating crab. Oh, and by the way ... so do I. And that means finding a lot of starfish near our crabbing grounds isn't exactly a wonderful thing because that means competition...and starfish don't have to follow Washington State crabbing season guidelines!
The tides were very low in the mornings when we were in the San Juans and that made for great tidepooling. I took a lot of pictures - naturally - but haven't had a chance to go through them all so this post is limited to starfish.
I just love the bright purple color against the greens and browns of the shoreline.
The starfish just seems to hang onto to whatever is close...even if it's another starfish.
And I love being able to see how they're clinging to the rocks; they're strong little buggers!
And there were some orange ones, too. Not many, mind you, but a few mingling in with the purples.