Seattle PI - FILE - In this April 9, 2015 file photo, several sea stars cling to a concrete piling on Washington's Hood Canal near Poulsbo, Wash. Researchers in Oregon and Northern California are finding that droves of baby sea stars are returning to the shores after whole populations of starfish along the West Coast were decimated by a wasting disease over the last two years

Starfish Baby-boom – Species Is Thriving In Pacific NW

AP story about the revival of starfish along the West Coast. It reminded me about a poignant plea for support from the executive director of RE Sources who couldn’t find any starfish one day and quickly jumped to species extinction and the causes of extinction. A summary of Chicken Little’s story is below.


Sept. 9, 2014

Crina Hoyer, Executive Director, RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, claiming starfish (sea stars) could become extinct due to ocean acidification and pollution as she rallies supporters for its causes.

8:40 mark of video

“I know that by telling you these things, I could sound like that crazy person who stands on the side of the street with the ‘End of the world is near’ sign.” ~ Crina Hoyer – RE Sources

May 9, 2016

Starfish babies return in droves after massive die-off:

Starfish Baby-boom

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