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A sea star (pisaster ochraceus or ochre star) losing its grip against a rock
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Oregon State University integrative biology researchers gaze across the bedrocks at Fogarty Creek in their search for wasting sea stars
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Oregon State University integrative biology researchers, (left to right) Angela Johnson, Elizabeth Cerny-Chipman, and Bruce Menge observe the Fogarty Creek intertidal pools
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Researcher Elizabeth Cerny-Chipman examining the mussel beds at Fogarty Creek
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Researcher Elizabeth Cerny-Chipman holds a Pacific blood star (henricia leviuscula) with a detaching limb
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Researchers Angela Johnson and Elizabeth Cerny-Chipman measure the tide pool transects at Fogarty Creek
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Oregon State University integrative biology professor Bruce Menge after surveying the Fogarty Creek tide pools for sea stars
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A sea star (pisaster ochraceus) falling into the water
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A sea star (pisaster ochraceus) with lesions and two missing limbs
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Oregon State University integrative biology researchers record the number of sea stars with the wasting syndrome
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A sea star (pisaster ochraceus) begins to twist its limbs
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A sea anemone, the garbage eater of the sea, regurgitating diseased sea star tissue
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Oregon State University integrative biology technician peers into the tide pools at Fogarty Creek
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A sea star completely wasting
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Oregon State University integrative biology researchers and technicians look into lower tide pools for sea stars
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