Four Legged Starfish

Four Legged Starfish

On the first day of March, a happy, enthusiastic and energetic lady from Illinois snorkeled past me.  She stopped swimming and held out a four legged starfish. Wow! I had never seen a “Four legged starfish”. Sometimes the five legged starfish lose a leg and grow a new one back, but not this one.  It was a true four legged starfish. We both took pictures of this unique sea creature and then she put it back where it came from, the sea. Very cool.

Brian Holaway

I have been a Shelling Guide to Cayo Costa State Park since 1995. Many people know me as the Shelling Guide and Captain with Captiva Cruises over the past 20 years. In 2016 I began solely offering private small boat charters to the islands of Pine Island Sound including Cayo Costa State Park, Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Pine Island and North Captiva. I am a certified Florida Master Naturalist, licensed USCG Captain, avocational photographer, seashell enthusiast and passionate about the history, people and culture of Southwest Florida, especially Cayo Costa. I volunteer as a member of Friends of Cayo Costa State Park and have great respect for the heritage of Cayo Costa. My goal is to provide guests with an overall experience and appreciation for the waters, islands, shells, plants, marine life, wildlife, history and people of this unique area of Southwest Florida.

  • Jen S.
    Posted at 03:29h, 04 March

    Super cool! I've never even heard of one before! I'm so glad you got pictures of it 🙂