Sick starfish: If you see any sea stars this weekend, here’s what to do

June 14, 2014 at 2:27 pm | In West Seattle beaches, West Seattle news, Wildlife | 1 Comment

The tide’s coming back in again after the mega-low -3.3 at noontime. But it’ll be almost that low tomorrow, and if you went out on the beach today – or plan to do so tomorrow – “Diver Laura” James has a request for you: Everyone studying the sick starfish is hoping for a new round of surveys with this weekend’s low tide, so if you saw any starfish, alive or dead, there’s a variety of ways to share the information – optimally through the surveys linked here, but Laura adds: “If people don’t have time to fill out a form if they could just use #sickstarfish [social-media hashtag] or manual entry on www.sickstarfish.com or even just email me at ljjames@mac.com, it would be a massive help.” She was planning to do a walking survey near Seacrest, to reach divers and others in the area.

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  1. Just came across this article in Macleans that investigates the “mass mortality event” apparently extending the entire West Coast – http://www.macleans.ca/society/science/b-c-starfish-are-dissolving-into-goo/

    Comment by m2 — 12:49 pm June 16, 2014 #

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