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Disease and warming seas are wiping out sea stars

Warming oceans and an infectious wasting disease have combined to devastate what was once an abundant type of sea stars along the West Coast, scientists say in a newly published study. The study,┬ápublished today by the open-access journal Science Advances, … Continue reading

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Starfish die-off traced to virus plus warmer seas

The mass die-off of starfish off the West Coast is becoming a little less mysterious: Scientists say the starfish, also known as sea stars, fell prey to a one-two punch of virus infection plus unusually warm sea water. The┬ádie-off started … Continue reading

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