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

Great overview and important information to know about sea star wasting. Chris

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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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Marine protection (MPAs) around Monterey Bay

Did you know that along the central California coast there are four different kinds of state Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and 29 distinct places with protection? I didn’t until I attended a three-day meeting in Monterey last week. The meeting’s … Continue reading

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