A. Forbesi, the common sea star, are dying out in New England and possibly along the east coast. Help us figure out why and how to save them!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Chris Littlefield's Thoughts

Head of the Block Island chapter of the RI Nature Conservancy
“I was not aware of that but it’s good news for shellfish. I wonder if it is related to flashy rainfall events? I know that when they migrate into the shallows in the summer here that a lot get washed up on the beach but I had not heard of an actual die off
I know there are a lot in certain places here and in the coastal ponds. We get really large ones in Great Salt Pond and I have seen them aggregate in certain spots, presumably for spawning?”

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