Drew Harvell and Laura James

As a Cornell professor, Drew Harvell lectures about Marine Biodiversity and Ocean Sustainability. In her research lab, the focus is marine biodiversity, coral reefs, climate change and coral immune systems, asking why and how sea creatures stay healthy. She is lead PI on the NSF Research Coordination Network for Marine Health and Disease. Laura James, also known as "DiverLaura," is an award-winning videographer and environmental advocate from Seattle. She is co-director of Tox-Ick.org the Tox-Ick Monster runoff-reducing education campaign, Communications Coordinator for Puget Soundkeeper Alliance and a part time diver for Pacific Marine Research's Marine Science Afloat field trips. She won Sustainable Seattle's Volunteer of the year award (2013) for her ocean-based clean-up and conservation efforts, and the 2012 Cox Conservation Heroes award for the "Great Battery Round-up".

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Sick Sea Stars and Starless Nights

Along the Pacific Coast, sea stars are dying in staggering numbers. What’s the cause? Marine scientist Drew Harvell and ocean videographer Laura James share evidence, stories and video from the front lines of this devastating marine crisis.

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