In case you didn't know, even though I study barnacles, echinoderms (i.e., starfish and sea urchins) hold a special place in my heart. So you can imagine my excitement when I came upon this sight while working in the intertidal yesterday:
A sun star surrounded by sea urchins! There are tons of sun stars and urchins in the ECIM reserve that I work in. However, I've never seen them together. Maybe the urchins were eating the star? At any rate, very cool.