These starfish, which are embedded in a
limestone slab, belong to the genus Cratinaster (Austinaster) .
The slab, which measures over one meter square, is covered with starfish.
Something quite unusual must have occurred to kill so many of
them at the same time, yet leave so few signs of damage.
The starfish are not fragmentary or curled. They include
a wide range of sizes, and thus presumably of ages.