Starfish in a Tidepool

I took this shot of a starfish in a tidepool off of Asilomar Beach, Monterey, CA, a few years ago. The warming of ocean waters has spread a pathogen that leads to a starfish wasting disease; i.e., starfish are dying at alarming rates. Ten years ago they were a common fixture along the Monterey Coast, but now I rarely see them. Abuse of the planet by humans is unforgiving.

Published by 67steffen

My labels: grandfather, father, veteran, writer, poet, photographer and dreamer in pursuit of the meaning of life. Getting close, although I'm running out of time--probably why I'm so close.

3 thoughts on “Starfish in a Tidepool

  1. A picture of a beautiful creature. I heard of that wasting disease of the starfish. Mankind is abusing and destroying this planet. The deer in Arkansas now have a wasting disease. Sad.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: