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Sea Star Survey | Yachats State Park
August 1 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 am
One event on July 3, 2019 at 7:00 am
One event on August 1, 2019 at 6:30 am
Sea Star Survey dates include:
Thursday, June 6 – 8:30am
Wednesday, July 3 – 7:00am
Thursday, August 1 – 6:30am
You are invited to participate in an ongoing citizen science project, monitoring sea stars in Yachats.
Meet at Yachats State Park’s wooden viewing platform at the west end of 2nd Street/Oceanview Drive, north of the river, and we will head down to the survey site together.
Wear a windproof jacket and shoes for walking on rocks and possibly getting wet. Instruction and survey equipment will be provided.
If you would like to join us, please RSVP to Tara DuBois, email@example.com.
The data collected is used to help researchers understand the cause of sea star wasting syndrome and how it changes with time and location. For several years, the CoastWatch program of the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition has been counting sea stars and looking for signs of illness at this location, adjacent to Cape Perpetua Marine Protected Area. Starting in 2018, the Cape Perpetua Collaborative stepped in to coordinate the surveys at Yachats State Park.
To learn more about Sea Star Wasting Syndrome: seastarwasting.org