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Vibrantly colored sea stars

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Tidepool scenes of vibrantly colored sea stars could become a rarity as the Sea Star Wasting Disease spreads. When asked recently to take photos of sea stars along his home coast of Santa Barbara, California, USGS ecologist Kevin Lafferty responded: “There are no sea stars now to photograph.” USGS photograph of Pisaster ochraceus sea stars in San Juan Islands, Washington, by Kevin Lafferty.


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