I'm in Ocean City, MD and whatever's going on here there are dozens and dozens of starfish coming up on shore. Most of them are alive. If I were to fill a bucket with ocean water and put a star fish in it would it live 18 hours until I got home? Any idea why they would all be washing up on shore like this, there are also hundreds of dead jellyfish on the beach. Ernesto maybe, I know they had bad storms here on friday night.