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Sea stars are wasting away in larger numbers on a wider scale in two oceans


knocker

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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne

 

Sea stars off the nation’s eastern and western coasts are dying in large numbers and in the most undignified ways. Their colorful limbs are curling up at the tips. Squiggly arms are detaching from dying bodies like tails from lizards and wiggling until they also drop dead. Ulcers are opening holes in tissue, allowing internal organs to ooze out.

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/sea-stars-are-wasting-away-in-larger-numbers-on-a-wider-scale-in-two-oceans/2013/11/22/05652194-4be1-11e3-be6b-d3d28122e6d4_story.html

 

Video: Sea stars (starfish) die-off seen in West Seattle waters

 

Followup: Sea stars (starfish) still dying, still mysteriously

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