Saturday, 28 December 2013

Beached Starfish of Worthing

Starfish washed ashore, Worthing beach

On Boxing Day we found dozens of starfish washed up on the beach at Splashpoint, east of Worthing Pier. The bodies of beached dead sea creatures stretched all along the coast heading eastwards – reportedly all the way to Shoreham-by-Sea. These were casualties of stormy weather of recent days.

Sea creatures, Worthing beach

We found crabs, remains of large fish, many glutinous molluscs and scores of sea sponges all churned up and spread out along the beach on a carpet of purple sea weed, broken shells and blue-grey pepples. A colourful, sorry sight.

Marine storm debris, Worthing
Sea sponges washed ashore
Worthing beach after storm
Worthing blackbird
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