Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Starfish Being Killed Off

A disease is killing off sea stars, commonly known as starfish, West Coast beaches. Local marine science researchers warn that the effects of this could be harm, as sea stars eat organic material that decays on the ocean floor. The sea stars appear to be dying from a disease that causes their limbs to fall off, but researchers have been unable to determine a specific type of bacteria causing the disease. Cal Poly marine science officials say we can all help by not touching sea stars and sending in pictures of injured ones to the website seastarwasting.org.

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