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Update on Sea Star Wasting Disease

March 4th, 2014 · No Comments · Uncategorized

From the Thank You Ocean Report:

Why are sea stars growing sores, losing their arms, and dying within a few days? Sea stars along much of the Pacific coast of North America are experiencing a mass mortality event called sea star wasting syndrome. We talk to Dr. Pete Raimondi of the University of California, Santa Cruz about the coast-wide effort to track the extent and cause of the syndrome and its impacts on sea star populations:

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