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What is Causing Sea Star Wasting Syndrome?

What is causing the outbreak?

Original article by Naomi Klouda of the Homer Tribune here

Scientists studying the most recent outbreak of sea star wasting syndrome along the Pacific west coast have ruled out plastics, ocean acidification and radioactivity sourced from Fukushima as likely causes of the die off.  183 more words

How Do They Move?

How does the sea star move on the reef?

How does the goat move on the slope?

How does the caterpillar move on the leaf? 15 more words

Early 2

MASSIVE, 'catastrophic' starfish die off affecting 20 species and getting worse along both coasts of America

Drew Harvell peers into the nooks and crannies along the rocky shoreline of Eastsound on Orcas Island. Purple and orange starfish clutch the rocks, as if hanging on for dear life. 1,288 more words



For the first real post I’ve decided to dive right in (excuse the most obvious ever of puns), with a well known and recognizable sea creature: the starfish. 306 more words

Starfish at Starvation Bay - Pender Island

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Purple, purple everywhere!

This was one of those days where starfish were everywhere. On this day at the beach, Starvation Bay (Pender Island, BC, Canada) was literally covered with hundreds of purple starfish, quite an amazing site to see. 36 more words

British Columbia

Sunflower sea star

This is the underside of a sea star that was captured when they brought in the traps while crabbing and shrimping. It was an impressive sight. 14 more words