KCLU 88.3FM - 102.3FM - 1340AM

Listen Now

Morning Edition
4:00am - 9:00am

Researchers Trying To Solve Mystery Of Epidemic Killing Sea Stars Along West Coast; Major Impacts In Ventura, Santa Barbara Counties

Posted on Monday, January 5, 2015 6:58am


Diseased Sea Star (Pisaster ochraceus) (Photo by Dr. Richard Ambrose)

Researchers are trying to figure out what’s behind a major mystery in the ocean off our coastline.  Something is killing the colorful sea stars which are a familiar site in many rocky coastal areas.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco talks with a researcher who’s been studying the epidemic, which has been underway since mid-2013.

Click on link to listen to/download story:  Sea Star Deaths


KCLU Local News

KCLU Featured Stories