Sea Star Wasting: Fri Jun 6

Sea Star Wasting: a Pacific Northwest Event.

Friday June 6, 2014. 7:30 pm. Ag Hall.

Sea star wasting syndrome is affecting many species along the Pacific Coast from California to Alaska. In some areas, massive mortality has resulted -- particularly for the sunflower star in BC. Sea stars are important predators and prey in our marine environment so this event will potentially have major impacts moving forward. Scientists continue to search for the precise cause or causes of this syndrome.

Andy Lamb is a renowned marine biologist and co-author of Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest as well as Coastal Fishes of the Pacific Northwest (both with Harbour Publishing).

For further information please contact Irene Barrett barrett@shaw.ca


posted May 2014

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