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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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anudibranchmom

Date

December 14, 2014 02:08 PM PST

Description

These two appeared reasonably healthy...?

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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anudibranchmom

Date

December 14, 2014 02:04 PM PST

Description

Saw at least five large ones on the breakwater suffering from the wasting virus.

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anudibranchmom

Date

December 6, 2014 03:28 PM PST

Description

Large-ish juvenile, about 1.5" across.

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dpom

Date

December 5, 2014 04:06 PM PST

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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dpom

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December 5, 2014 04:05 PM PST

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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dpom

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December 5, 2014 03:40 PM PST

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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dpom

Date

December 5, 2014 03:30 PM PST

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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robberfly

Date

December 4, 2014 03:00 PM PST

Description

Love when I see an actual "ochre" ochre star...

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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robberfly

Date

December 4, 2014 02:26 PM PST

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Leather Star Dermasterias imbricata

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robberfly

Date

December 4, 2014 01:51 PM PST

Description

Excited to use my new iPhone 6 at Pillar Point. Playing with fire hovering such a toy over open ocean but...it's iNat's fault :)

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What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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sarka

Date

July 12, 2014

Description

Within two weeks 95% of this cove's seastars were rotting away. The smell was very strong. I helped with beach surveying during this summer's outbreak .

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Giant Pink Sea Star Pisaster brevispinus

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rebeccafay

Date

November 20, 2014 05:10 PM PST

rebeccafay Project curator ID

Pisaster brevispinus

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anudibranchmom

Date

November 23, 2014 04:54 PM PST

rebeccafay Project curator ID

Genus Leptasterias

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anudibranchmom

Date

November 23, 2014 04:47 PM PST

Description

Awesome! The original two arms that survived an attack are regenerating four more. No problem!

rebeccafay Project curator ID

Genus Leptasterias

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What

Leather Star Dermasterias imbricata

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anudibranchmom

Date

November 23, 2014 04:14 PM PST

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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anudibranchmom

Date

November 21, 2014 04:11 PM PST

Description

Suffering from the starfish wasting virus. Trying to regenerate one arm but clearly losing the battle.

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anudibranchmom

Date

November 21, 2014 03:57 PM PST

Description

Appeared healthy. About 1" across.

rebeccafay Project curator ID

Genus Leptasterias

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What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

November 21, 2014 03:30 PM PST

Description

Appeared healthy.

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anudibranchmom

Date

November 21, 2014 03:28 PM PST

Description

Possibly Piaster giganteus? Only about 1" across.

rebeccafay Project curator ID

Genus Pisaster

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anudibranchmom

Date

November 21, 2014 02:53 PM PST

Description

Tiny 1/2" juvenile hiding in a hole. No obvious wasting disease.

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What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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anudibranchmom

Date

November 21, 2014 02:42 PM PST

Description

Possibly signs of wasting disease on tips (last 1/4) of all arms?

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Giant Sea Star Pisaster giganteus

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dpom

Date

November 21, 2014 03:32 PM PST

Description

Juvenile. Blue rings around white spines.

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dpom

Date

November 21, 2014 03:32 PM PST

rebeccafay Project curator ID

Genus Leptasterias

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What

Leather Star Dermasterias imbricata

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dpom

Date

November 21, 2014 03:32 PM PST

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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dpom

Date

November 21, 2014 03:32 PM PST

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

November 20, 2014 03:07 PM PST

Description

No visible signs of wasting.

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anudibranchmom

Date

November 20, 2014 03:14 PM PST

Description

Juvenile, about 3/4" across.

rebeccafay Project curator ID

Genus Pisaster

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What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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dpom

Date

November 20, 2014 03:12 PM PST

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dpom

Date

November 20, 2014 03:12 PM PST

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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robberfly

Date

November 20, 2014 03:21 PM PST

Description

A baby of something...

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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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