Juvenile Seastars

Even though I am now home from Friday Harbor, I need to tell you all about my last weeks at the labs and all of my research.  The last time I updated you on my research I was trying to spawn and raise Pteraster embryos to hatch. Unfortunately, not enough Pteraster hatched to run any experiments, but we did have 4 embryos reach metamorphosis and become juveniles. This was extremely exciting, even though there were only 4 because I had never worked with Pteraster before, and it is extremely encouraging for future experiments that I am able to rear the embryos to metamorphosis once they hatch.

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