IntelliHub – Hundreds Of Dead Sea Stars Discovered On Seattle Shore – 12 November 2013

Photo: Wikimedia CommonsA Seattle diver was shocked after discovering well over 100 dead sea stars washed up on the beach in the Brace Point area of West Seattle this weekend

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The sea stars were located on a small section of beach by underwater explorer and videographer Laura James, who immediately began filming and documenting the area.

“We don’t know what is causing it, and this is just what you see on the surface. The underwater images are even more devastating,” James told Storyleak.

James worries what the die-off will mean for the ecosystem of Washington state’s Puget Sound, given the sea star’s dominant role in maintaining ecological balance.

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