Huge starfish pile washes up on Southsea Beach

The starfish on Southsea Beach. Picture: Donna Jones PPP-161121-105954001
The starfish on Southsea Beach. Picture: Donna Jones PPP-161121-105954001
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A HUGE pile of starfish has washed up on Southsea beach as Portsmouth continues to feel the effects of stormy weather.

Blue Reef Aquarium has advised people who come across the creatures near South Parade Pier to put them back in the sea and to wash their hands afterwards.

Cllr Donna Jones, leader of Portsmouth City Council, has tweeted out a picture of the starfish today, which have washed up after Storm Angus swept the region.

It comes after The Pyramids was forced to close yesterday due to flooding, though the gym can now be accessed via the pool reception.

A section of Clarence Esplanade was closed at the weekend as strong winds and flooding hit Southsea. Portsmouth City Council put temporary road-gate closures in place along the seafront after Storm Angus hit Portsmouth in the early hours of this morning.

Photo: Selina-Paris Nicholson starfish

Photo: Selina-Paris Nicholson starfish