Ochre Sea StarKeystone predator controls density of mussel population. Crucial in maintaining organization and diversity of intertidal zones.
-Sea Star Wasting Syndrome-Largest mortality event for marine diseases yet seen. Warming waters? Bacterial? Viral? Scientists test theories. Meanwhile… Sea Stars perish up and down Pacific Coast. What next…
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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: “Dialogue”
It’s your turn now: for this week’s challenge, bring together two of your photos into dialogue. What do they say to each other?