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Healthy Sea Stars Regain Territory Along the Coast

A gloved hand reaching for a Pycnopodia, sunflower sea star.
Grant Downie

A healthy Sunflower Sea Star was spotted off the Mendocino Coast for the first time in over 8 years. Commercial diver Grant Downie, and Nature Conservancy Kelp Project Director, Tristin McHugh talk about the importance of the species and the current efforts to track sea stars locally and statewide. Photo of Sunflower Sea Star provided by Grant Downie.

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Michelle Blackwell is a writer, journalist, and reader. She contributes to the KZYX News program and publishes in the Fort Bragg Advocate and the Mendocino Beacon regularly. She developed, hosts, and produces the KZYX radio show and podcast “Upwelling” Her fiction pieces have appeared in various Writers of the Mendocino Coast anthologies.