Gooey Starfish

CC Image from Google

CC Image from Google

By: Alexis B.

Recently many marine biologists have been reporting this disease that is causing the arms to fall off starfish and have them turn to goo along the west coast. They named it “Sea Star wasting disease.” This disease has taken out just about all of the population of starfish mostly going after the five legged stars. The starfish that has been wiped out the most was the “Pisaster ochraceus starfish” or known as the purple sea star. This diseases causes white lesions to spread all over their bodies. Around 1983-1984 the disease was reported in California but there it was just localized. This is just one of the mass deaths to occur in animals this year. (Read more…)


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