Resting trace or fossil remains?
This is the impression of a starfish from the ‘Starfish Bed’ between Eype and Seatown. It is identified as ‘a resting trace’, where the live creature rested then moved on. But is it? Look carefully and you can see the ends of three legs. So was there an actual fossil here, which was later washed away by the sea?
Find out more about brittle stars on the echinoderms page.