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90% of sunflower sea star population wiped out

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The magnificent sunflower sea star, once ubiquitous along the Pacific coast, is now critically endangered after more than 90 per cent of the species was wiped out by a marine epidemic ravaging its population.

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Sea Star On Brink of Extinction

Canada‚Äôs National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Every child who has ever explored a West Coast shore relishes the discovery of a sea star, with its bumpy skin, jumble of arms and striking colours.

But the once common treasure of the tidal pool is at risk of being eradicated along the Pacific coastline from a deadly combination of disease and warming oceans caused by climate change, said biologist Alyssa Gehman.

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