Tag Archives: ocean research

Sea star wasting: A recovery?

I never thought I’d be thrilled to see a few sea stars (starfish). But after nearly two years of bad news regarding sea star wasting syndrome (they literally melt into oblivion), there’s some good news. First, scientists know the cause … Continue reading

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Bay webcams

To see the most current (and running) webcams, see my 2018 post. CP ~~~~~~ Note: Updated Dec. 2015. Some cams are down or gone! See additions at the end for the newest. So it’s time to play along Monterey Bay. Will … Continue reading

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Wasted. What is happening to the sea stars of the NE Pacific Ocean?

Originally posted on The Marine Detective:
Green Urchins grazing on Split Kelp. ©2016 Jackie Hildering. Last update: June 20, 2018 Sea Star Wasting Disease (SSWD) summary: Additional research by Hewsen et al has found that, while a virus appears associated…

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Summer beachcomber treasures

One pleasure of walking the beach is making new discoveries. There’s always something delightful at my feet. Because I walk nearly the same times each day, the beach is never the same. The tide may be high, or low, or somewhere … Continue reading

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