Newport Bay, Newport Beach, Orange County, CA. 7/18/2014. © Peter J. Bryant

Giant Sea Star

Pisaster giganteus

Asteroidea: Asteriidae

Range: western coast of North America from Southern California to British Columbia.

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Newport Bay, Newport Beach, Orange County, CA. 7/18/2014. © Peter J. Bryant
 

Juvenile. Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 6/19/15. © Peter J. Bryant

End of arm. Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 6/19/15. © Peter J. Bryant

Juvenile (diam. ~1cm) on kelp blades (Macrocystis pyrifera) near ocean surface. Crystal Cove Alliance cruise off Newport Beach, Orange County, CA. 7/08/2014. Identified by Pete Raimondi. © Peter J. Bryant

Juveniles (diam. ~1cm) on kelp blades (Macrocystis pyrifera) near ocean surface. Crystal Cove Alliance cruise off Newport Beach, Orange County, CA. 7/08/2014. Identified by Pete Raimondi. © Peter J. Bryant