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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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kueda

Date

January 18, 2015 02:59 PM PST

Description

Not looking good

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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kueda

Date

January 18, 2015 02:20 PM PST

Description

There were a couple of big ones at this location, mostly in crevices, most looking reasonably healthy.

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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juliebwalters

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January 21, 2015 05:22 PM PST

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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juliebwalters

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January 21, 2015 05:08 PM PST

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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dpom

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January 20, 2015 04:53 PM PST

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Scarlet Dwarf Sea Cucumber Lissothuria nutriens

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anudibranchmom

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January 18, 2015 04:48 PM PST

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Bat Star Patiria miniata

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anudibranchmom

Date

January 18, 2015 04:51 PM PST

Description

Juvenile, about 2/3" across.

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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anudibranchmom

Date

January 18, 2015 04:32 PM PST

Description

Six arms - still showed some signs of wasting disease (or perhaps recovering?) except on its two "new" arms.

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anudibranchmom

Date

January 18, 2015 04:03 PM PST

Description

Juvenile, about 1" across.

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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dpom

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January 18, 2015 03:56 PM PST

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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dpom

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January 18, 2015 03:27 PM PST

Description

healthy

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Scarlet Dwarf Sea Cucumber Lissothuria nutriens

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anudibranchmom

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December 31, 2014 02:16 PM PST

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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anudibranchmom

Date

January 3, 2015 04:07 PM PST

Description

Appeared healthy.

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Long-armed Brittle Star Amphiodia occidentalis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

January 3, 2015 02:52 PM PST

Description

About 4" across.

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Flat-spined Brittle Star Ophiopteris papillosa

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anudibranchmom

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January 3, 2015 03:39 PM PST

Description

About 4" across.

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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anudibranchmom

Date

January 3, 2015 03:14 PM PST

Description

Appeared healthy - also unusually large for intertidal.

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Western Spiny Brittle Star Ophiothrix spiculata

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

January 3, 2015 04:56 PM PST

Description

Juvenile, about 1/2" across.

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Scarlet Dwarf Sea Cucumber Lissothuria nutriens

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anudibranchmom

Date

January 3, 2015 02:56 PM PST

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anudibranchmom

Date

January 3, 2015 04:53 PM PST

Description

Pale tentacles.

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Scarlet Dwarf Sea Cucumber Lissothuria nutriens

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anudibranchmom

Date

January 2, 2015 02:40 PM PST

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Bat Star Patiria miniata

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anudibranchmom

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January 2, 2015 02:20 PM PST

Description

Adult.

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anudibranchmom

Date

January 2, 2015 02:56 PM PST

Description

Or perhaps a Henricia with a regenerated 6th arm...?

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anudibranchmom

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January 2, 2015 02:51 PM PST

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anudibranchmom

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January 2, 2015 03:00 PM PST

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anudibranchmom

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January 2, 2015 02:51 PM PST

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Bat Star Patiria miniata

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anudibranchmom

Date

January 2, 2015 03:30 PM PST

Description

Juvenile, about 3/4" across, recently chomped by something.

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Bat Star Patiria miniata

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anudibranchmom

Date

January 2, 2015 03:30 PM PST

Description

Juvenile, about 1/2" across.

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Sunflower Sea Star Pycnopodia helianthoides

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

January 3, 2015 02:13 PM PST

Description

Glad they're in the area again. This juvenile was about 2.5" across.

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

January 4, 2015 04:41 PM PST

Description

Possibly sick, but either brooding or feeding.

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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anudibranchmom

Date

January 4, 2015 04:34 PM PST

Description

Juvenile, about 3" across. Appeared healthy.

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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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