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juliebwalters

Date

September 15, 2014 02:09 PM PDT

Description

Saw 4 large healthy looking ochre stars while snorkeling off the coast of Santa Cruz Island near Santa Barbara. Also saw three healthy bbbbatbatstores.

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What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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hawnzd

Date

December 31, 2013

Description

Found during a night low tide walk.

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What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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hawnzd

Date

December 31, 2013

Description

Found during a night low tide walk.

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What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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hawnzd

Date

December 30, 2013

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What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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hawnzd

Date

September 7, 2014

Description

Found several individuals/parts of sea stars across the beach in different states of wasting.

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What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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hawnzd

Date

September 7, 2014

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What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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hawnzd

Date

September 7, 2014

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What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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jmaughn

Date

September 2, 2014

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What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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jmaughn

Date

August 19, 2014

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What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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jmaughn

Date

July 31, 2014

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Square

What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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ajwacaser

Date

July 14, 2014

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What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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jmaughn

Date

July 21, 2014

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What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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alileighlilly

Date

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 (?)

rebeccafay Project curator ID

Pisaster ochraceus

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gleneda

Date

July 14, 2014

Place

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

Description

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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Square

What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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ajwacaser

Date

June 30, 2014 08:43 AM PDT

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Square

What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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ajwacaser

Date

June 30, 2014 09:51 AM PDT

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Square

What

Bat Star Patiria miniata

Observer

ajwacaser

Date

June 30, 2014 09:59 AM PDT

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Square

What

Bat Star Patiria miniata

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mrstonidavid

Date

June 28, 2014

Description

Dying or Dead Sea star

rebeccafay Project curator ID

Patiria miniata

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Square

What

Sunflower Sea Star Pycnopodia helianthoides

Observer

ajwacaser

Date

April 19, 2013

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Square

What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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ajwacaser

Date

April 27, 2013 08:40 AM PDT

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Square

What

Giant Pink Sea Star Pisaster brevispinus

Observer

ajwacaser

Date

April 27, 2013 08:06 AM PDT

rebeccafay Project curator ID

Pisaster brevispinus

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Square

What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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ajwacaser

Date

April 27, 2013 08:41 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Bat Star Patiria miniata

Observer

ajwacaser

Date

June 18, 2014 11:44 AM PDT

Description

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

Tags

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

ajwacaser

Date

June 18, 2014 11:44 AM PDT

Description

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

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Square

What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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ajwacaser

Date

April 27, 2013 08:10 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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jmaughn

Date

June 26, 2014

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Square

What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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jmaughn

Date

May 8, 2014

rebeccafay Project curator ID

Pisaster ochraceus

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What

Bat Star Patiria miniata

Observer

jmaughn

Date

January 13, 2014

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Square

What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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tommyphammy

Date

December 28, 2013

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Square

What

Bat Star Patiria miniata

Observer

kueda

Date

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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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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