Falling Stars

Just as Malibu is famous for its stars, Leo Carrillo State Park is famous for its sea stars.  This California beach is visited by thousands of families and schoolchildren every year.  They enjoy the beautiful location and the great diversity of marine life in its tide pools.  Sea stars are often the first marine animal that children can identify, because of their vibrant colors and big numbers.  Known for their resilience, they can regrow damaged limbs, sometimes even entire bodies, but a new disease is decimating the population all along the Pacific Coast of North America.  Ranger Marie Lindsey describes the local outbreak as it happens in this short documentary.