Rough weather has been blamed for the appearance of thousands of starfish on the beaches of South Carolina. High winds on Monday night generated high waves which dislodged the starfish from the rocks that they cling to. The starfish on Pawleys Island were stacked on top of each other and although most were dead, some were still alive.
In December, hundreds of starfish and jellyfish washed up on the beaches of Charleston. Their deaths were attributed to cold weather.