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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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jmaughn

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August 19, 2014

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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jmaughn

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July 31, 2014

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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ajwacaser

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July 14, 2014

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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jmaughn

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July 21, 2014

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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alileighlilly

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June 28, 2014 12:32 PM PDT

Description

Ochre sea stars spotted at low tide on the North Beach in Discovery Park, Seattle, WA -- exhibiting symptoms of wasting syndrome (?)

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gleneda

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July 14, 2014

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Devil's Kitchen state park, south of Bandon OR (Google, OSM)

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At 8:45 a.m., minus 1.9 tide, on the back (west/ocean) side of the rock on the south side of the Devil's Kitchen group (locally called "Fish Rock" because people have fished from the west side of that rock). At minus tides one is able to get behind that rock on the west/ocean side. There were star fish on other rocks which looked healthy from a distance, but on closer examination they appeared to be starting to go mushy (both orange and purple ones). These orange ones looked the worst.

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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ajwacaser

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June 30, 2014 08:43 AM PDT

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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ajwacaser

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June 30, 2014 09:51 AM PDT

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Bat Star Patiria miniata

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ajwacaser

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June 30, 2014 09:59 AM PDT

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Bat Star Patiria miniata

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mrstonidavid

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June 28, 2014

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Dying or Dead Sea star

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Patiria miniata

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Sunflower Sea Star Pycnopodia helianthoides

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ajwacaser

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April 19, 2013

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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ajwacaser

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April 27, 2013 08:40 AM PDT

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Giant Pink Sea Star Pisaster brevispinus

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ajwacaser

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April 27, 2013 08:06 AM PDT

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Pisaster brevispinus

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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ajwacaser

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April 27, 2013 08:41 AM PDT

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Bat Star Patiria miniata

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ajwacaser

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June 18, 2014 11:44 AM PDT

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This was the only Bat Star that I observed along the entire 1 mile length of the intertidal zone.

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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ajwacaser

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June 18, 2014 11:44 AM PDT

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This was the only Ochre Sea Star I observed along the 1 mile length of intertidal zone.

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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ajwacaser

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April 27, 2013 08:10 AM PDT

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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jmaughn

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June 26, 2014

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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jmaughn

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May 8, 2014

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Bat Star Patiria miniata

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jmaughn

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January 13, 2014

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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tommyphammy

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December 28, 2013

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Bat Star Patiria miniata

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kueda

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June 15, 2014 09:51 AM PDT

Description

While I saw 30-40 bat stars, I saw *no* other sea stars. Not a single ochre, leather, pink, nothing. Ivan said he saw a single leather, but that just a few months ago the place was swarming with stars.

Are bat stars more resistant to the wasting disease? Ivan said eve they were more abundant a few months ago, so maybe they can just hold out for longer.

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Bat Star Patiria miniata

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gbentall

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June 16, 2014 07:58 AM PDT

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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gbentall

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June 16, 2014 08:01 AM PDT

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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dpom

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June 14, 2014 07:30 AM PDT

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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sandywillow

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June 14, 2014 08:45 AM PDT

Place

north end of farthest Oceanside beach, Oregon, north of Maxwell Mountain, south of Lost Boy Beach (Google, OSM)

Description

Two victims of sea star wasting disease. An orange one lacked the sea star itself but two orange arms were attached to rocks in slightly separate locations, with white ooze dripping out of one arm. A purple one attached to a rock a little ways away was opened with white ooze festering out of its middle.
They were NOT captive nor cultivated.
I observed these during the lowest tide of the year this morning. Tomorrow's (Sunday, June 15th's) morning low tide will be nearly as low and they will be visible. But after that, possibly not till next year's low tides.

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Pisaster ochraceus

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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anudibranchmom

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June 12, 2014 05:48 AM PDT

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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anudibranchmom

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June 12, 2014 06:59 AM PDT

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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anudibranchmom

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June 12, 2014 05:40 AM PDT

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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anudibranchmom

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June 12, 2014 05:40 AM PDT
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Please help us document and track the occurrence and spread of starfish wasting along the west coast of North America. We are looking for observations of ANY starfish (with disease evidence or not) observed along the Pacific Coast, from British Columbia to Baja California. We hope that with these observations we can pinpoint the beginnings and the spread of this affliction. It seems that ...more ↓

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