Starfish washed up

Dead starfish thath were washed up in Southsea and Eastney' 'Picture: James Wileman
Dead starfish thath were washed up in Southsea and Eastney' 'Picture: James Wileman
Wild flower seeds have been set and the eco wardens at the church are ready to rake                   (Picture by David Ford)

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STORMY weather washed up hundreds of starfish on to a beach.

The creatures were strewn across the shoreline from Southsea Pier to Eastney.

Student James Wileman, 23, went to take a picture of the sight after hearing reports of the starfish on Facebook.

He was hoping to throw them back into the sea until he realised they were dead.

‘I did not even know we had starfish around here,’ said James, of Farlington.

‘The first time I have seen them in the wild and they were dead. It was a bit depressing. You had to be careful where you trod because there were so many.’

Starfish can live up to 35 years.