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Widespread disease striking sea stars

Wasting syndrome is subject of talk

Sea stars (Margaret Minnick)
Thursday, October 3, 2019

Sea star wasting syndrome is the topic of the first Nature Matters discussion this season.

Oregon State University graduate student Silke Bachhuber will discuss “State of the Stars: Status and Recovery of Sea Stars after Wasting Disease Outbreak” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in the Lovell Showroom at Fort George Brewery, 1483 Duane St., Astoria.

The syndrome has been recognized as one of the most widespread disease outbreaks documented in the ocean to date, with more than 20 species of sea stars affected along the West Coast.

The Nature Matters series provides lively conversation about the intersection of nature and culture.

It’s free and hosted by Lewis and Clark National Historical Park in partnership with the North Coast Watershed Association, Lewis and Clark National Park Association and Fort George.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for those who want to purchase dinner or beverages before the event.

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