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

My A. forbesi

Collected 8 total- 4 in GSO water table; 4 in tank in lab
Small to medium size-all found on docks at Allen Harbor in Quonset
Not found at any beaches or in any tidal pools-not rocky enough or deep enough, perhaps
Wickford Harbor
Fort Wetherill
Collected on 5/29/12
6/6: one began growing lesions
By the end of the day, all its arms had fallen off except 2 attached to the central disk
Died by morning
6/6: checked starfish at GSO: all were fine

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