Pacific Rocky Intertidal Monitoring: Trends and Synthesis
Sea Star Wasting Syndrome Observations
CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT JUVENILE SEA STAR OBSERVATIONS
Please use the link above to submit observations of juvenile sea stars. For a guide to identifying juvenile sea stars, see our juvenile sea star identification guide. If you have disease observations as well as sightings of juveniles, please fill out both the juvenile observation log and the disease observation log. If you have photos to send along with your observations, please send them here.
Photo credits: Rani Gaddam (left) and Mark Nayer (right)
CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT OBSERVATIONS OF HEALTHY AND/OR DISEASED SEA STARS
Please remember to fill out a log even if you search and only find healthy sea stars, or no sea stars! This information is just as valuable as observations of diseased individuals. In addition to sea star disease observations, observations of disease in the purple sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus) can now be reported (as of December, 2014). Note that prior to December 2014, there are no observations for S. purpuratus on the map. For species other than S. purpuratus observations should be recorded in the 'Additional Information' section of the disease observation log. There is currently special interest in observations of Leptasterias spp. (healthy/sick/absent), which will be used by researchers at San Francisco State University and Santa Rosa Junior College to study potentially variable impacts of SSWD on sub-species of this star. See Updates page for more information.