Please put it back in the water when you've taken the shot OR IT WILL DIE! Starfish/Seastars need the water - they are CRITTERS - LIVING BEINGS (like fish - you'd throw a beached fish back into the ocean right??)
Every year I become more and more fond of summers and spending long days at the beach. Enjoying the sea breeze and the sand under my toes. There is a unique tranquility about the water, a sence of peace about the ocean.