Starfish Washed Up on Sligo Beach
In what can only be described as a freak of nature, nearly 50,000 starfish have been washed ashore on Lissadell Beach in Co. Sligo. The majority of the starfish are now thought to be dead after freak weather rushed them ashore while they were feeding on mussels. This is the second such event in less than a year after a similar mass beaching in Cork. The starfish are all adults, ranging in size from 7cm to 20cm in diameter.