These starfish and a sea urchin (top centre) were collected by underwater divers near Kāpiti Island in 1971. A hobby at the time was to dry the specimens to make wall plaques. Since 1992 much of the underwater life of Kāpiti Island has been protected by a marine reserve, inside which it is illegal to collect animals like these.
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