Tag Archives: sea stars

Seattle Aquarium sea star wasting disease update

Since the end of October 2013, the Seattle Aquarium has been actively collaborating with a variety of institutions—including the Vancouver Aquarium, SeaDoc Society, Cornell University, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the USGS National Wildlife Health Center—to respond to the ongoing more »

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Seattle Aquarium works with experts to understand mysterious sea star condition

As you may have seen in a recent KING 5 News segment, some sunflower stars in British Columbia, Washington and California—and even along the Seattle waterfront—have been suffering from a condition that gives the impression of “melting.” The cause of more »

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Winter Fishtival: Tide Pool Animal Fun Facts

Join us for hands-on activities, special talks and opportunities to learn more about the care and feeding of the Aquarium’s fish, birds, tide pool animals and marine mammals during Winter Fishtival! Each day we’ll highlight a different sea animal and more »

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Critter News: Scary and Slimy Sea Stars

A Very Scary Sea Star The morning sun star (Solaster dawsoni) eats its own kind. It can swallow small prey whole, but will evert its large stomach to feed on larger sea stars. So, how does it capture and hold more »

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Critter News: Scallops, Chitons, Sea Stars and Sea Urchins

What am I? I am one of about 60 of what you see in the photo on the left. I may help my possessor see danger nearby or good habitat further off. I belong to an animal that is related more »

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