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

Progression of Asterias forbesi from normal to deceased from "illness"


decaying spots on arms

white spots along radial edges of spines and gel-like covering of spines with white spots

innards leak out of decayed spots on arms and arms fall off

arms fall off and wiggle around for a while, then die completely

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