The creature, with a range from Baja California to the Aleutians, would be the first sea star with an Endangered Species Act listing.
"sunflower sea star"
To save a huge, 24-armed sea creature, scientists become loving foster parents
Sunflower sea stars are critically endangered and being driven toward extinction by a mysterious, devastating disease.
Sea stars shed light on kelp forests’ decline
From the coast of Mexico to the Gulf of Alaska, ocean habitats have seen a startling change recently. Invisible from land, beneath the waves of the Pacific, kelp forests have been fighting a losing battle.
As some sea star populations make a comeback, scientists may have found cause of ‘wasting disease’
Scientists once thought starfish die-offs were caused by a virus or another pathogen. But now some think it might be another sign of climate change.