Robyn Miller has reported seeing very large sea stars to about a metre from arm tip to arm tip in Wagonga Inlet. They look like Coscinasterias muricata which Edgar says is in our waters, but the colour is strikingly different. They are a relatively bright orange with cream texture. There were at Least 10 individuals within a few meters along the bank in shallow water at low tide. They are where the ocean going launches tie up east of the camp area on Wagonga, between the wooden wharf & the concrete cycle path.
Has anyone seen them before in our area?
Attached is a small version of one of Robyn’s photos
Jenny Edwards (Nature Coast Marine Group)