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Historic Spawning of Sunflower Sea Stars Signals Hope for Endangered Species

In a remarkable victory for marine conservation, the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, has successfully spawned three Sunflower Sea Stars. This achievement, accomplished in collaboration with several renowned institutions, marks a significant step toward saving the species, which is critically endangered and considered functionally extinct in regions like California and…