We have the newest information! Why are sea stars growing sores, losing their arms, and dying within a few days? Over the last couple of years, sea stars along much of the Pacific coast of North America have been experiencing a mass mortality event called sea star wasting syndrome. We talk to Dr. Peter Raimondi of the University of California, Santa Cruz for the latest news about the coast-wide effort to track the extent and cause of the syndrome. Find out about record numbers of sea star babies and what’s happening with other species!
Everyday Action: Become involved in this issue by visiting seastarwasting.org. Your observations can help Dr. Raimondi and his colleagues better understand the sea star wasting syndrome.
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