Sea star population slowly recovers from wasting syndrome
The Sea Star Wasting Syndrome affected 20 species across the West Coast.
Over the last year, sea stars have been devastated by a syndrome that turns their bodies into goo. The Sea Star Wasting Syndrome has decimated populations up and down the West Coast, but they might be making a comeback.
Pete Raimondi, chairman of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the UC Santa Cruz Long Marine Lab, brings us the latest on how the species is faring.