Seashore shown to the children part seven Starfish

Starfish Image courtesy of Nhobgood Nick Hobgood CC BY-SA 3.0 licenseFile:Fromia monilis (Seastar).jpg


The text on this page is taken from the book "The Seashore shown to the Children", by Janet Harvey Kelman and Theodore Wood, published in 1910 in London and Edinburgh by T.C. and E.C. Jack.

The pages are provided courtesy of the Biodiversity Heritage Library. The coloured images are my personal choice.  {see reuse of images below} .

The book is not in copyright { see also notes to the reader below}.

Common brittle starfish

Image courtesy of Hans Hillewaert CC BY-SA 4.0 licenseOphiura ophiura.jpg

Sea urchin 

Image courtesy of Nick Hobgood   CC BY-SA 3.0 licenseFile:Tripneustes ventricosus (West Indian Sea Egg-top) and Echinometra viridis (Reef Urchin - bottom).jpg

Notes to the reader

Since the book was published in 1910 there have been many changes. The seas have been polluted by plastic and other waste. The temperatures have altered due to global warming, and some species have become endangered due to that and over-fishing. 

Other species are now found further north than ever before. 

However, the species are accurately described along with detailed images. 

There are other articles on fish on this site. Go to content banners above click on the relevant title and scroll down to view. 

The images on this page may be reused. However, the name of the relevant author must be attributed along with any accompanying license.

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