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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.

diseased adult pisaster ochraceusdiseased adult evasterias

Photo credits: Melissa Miner (left) and Gus Van Vilet (right)

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