Starfish In The Food Chain
Below the Coupeville pier
I was checking out the view from the Coupeville pier when I noticed an abundance of starfish in the shallow water of low tide and on the pillars supporting the pier. As I got a good look at them I found evidence of their eat-and-be-eaten role in the food chain.
Starfish Below a Seagull (N10A0460)
I saw a lot of starfish in the waters surrounding the Coupeville pier.
Starfish Eats A Mussel (N10A0466)
This starfish remained above the water at low tide as it captured and started eating a mussel.
Seagull Eats A Starfish (N10A0461)
This small starfish found itself at the other end of the food chain, captured in the mouth of a seagull. Somewhere some mussels must have been smiling. Well, maybe not.
While you're in the area, check out these sights:
- Ebey's Landing National Historical Park, Coupeville, Washington
- Fort Ebey State Park, Coupeville, Washington
- Fort Casey State Park, Coupeville, Washington