Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Dolphins are seen as good luck in the ocean by open water swimmers. So are small gems like starfish.

Olympian Yumi Kida found a cute starfish as she was walking into the Pacific Ocean on Shibukawa Beach (渋川海水浴場) in Okayama, Japan, a beautiful coastline of white sand and green pine trees.

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