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

Kevin Cute's Thoughts

(Aquatic Invasive Species or AIS monitoring)

We focus our sampling activities on floating docks where you might expect to find Asterias forbesi but I don’t recall having noticed them in abundance
We are however expanding our monitoring this year to include eelgrass beds and bulkheads at the Port of Providence and Quonset/Davisville, so we’ll have increased opportunities to keep an eye open on your behalf
I’ll pass the word along to my monitoring network to keep an eye out for large populations of A. forbesi and to record any such instances on their filed data sheets

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