Edmonds Community College biology student Jessica Pal (center) picks through sand and rocks in search of sea stars during a survey at Camano Island State Park on July 30, 2015. Since summer of 2013, 90 percent of local sea-star populations have died off as a result of sea-star wasting disease.
Edmonds Community College biology student Jessica Pal (center) picks through sand and rocks in search of sea stars during a survey at Camano Island State Park on July 30, 2015. Since summer of 2013, 90 percent of local sea-star populations have died off as a result of sea-star wasting disease. Ian Terry The Herald, Everett
Edmonds Community College biology student Jessica Pal (center) picks through sand and rocks in search of sea stars during a survey at Camano Island State Park on July 30, 2015. Since summer of 2013, 90 percent of local sea-star populations have died off as a result of sea-star wasting disease. Ian Terry The Herald, Everett

Volunteers survey sea stars to monitor devastating disease

September 06, 2015 04:30 PM