This Ochre Statfish, or sometimes called Sea Star awaits incomimg tide. The Ochre Starfish has a radial symmetry with a good-sized middle disk with five stout arms. The upper side of the disk has white spines in a pentagonal pattern and the wingspan is between 10 and 18 inches.
The Ochre Starfish feeds primarily on mussels, chitons and limpets. In turn it is preyed upon by Sea Otters and Sea Gulls. It has an average life span of between 4 and 6 years. The Ochre Starfish has no known practical use for humans.
Taken on Cobble Beach , Yaquina Head Natural Area, below the Yaquina Head Lighthouse Oregon.
Camera Model Name-Olympus SP590UZ
5/17/2009 13:35:00 5/17/2009 13:35:00
Tv(Shutter Speed) 1/320Sec.
Av(Aperture Value) F3.5
ISO Speed 64
Focal Length 4.6 mm