COMMON SUNSTAR There’s nothing like a coastal walk to take the edge off any New Year’s Day hangover. And all the more so if the preceding days have been stormy. In such conditions, strandlines across the UK may be littered with the remnants of marine life. Keep your gaze directed towards the tideline debris to discern such otherwise hard-to-see creatures as the Common Sunstar. While finding a dead example may sadden you, seeing it at all remains a treat. This beautiful starfish has up to 14 arms, and occurs no further south than our seas.