Starfish on Lissadell Beach
A freak storm washed between 30,000-50,000 starfish on to Lissadell Beach in Sligo last Thursday. We had really strong winds over the past couple of days which could have caused it.
Scientists have said that the storm force winds could have caused a tsunami-like monster wave which lifted the starfish from the seabed, as they were feeding on mussels, and left them on the beach. They are all adult starfish. They are all believed to be dead now. It is very sad.