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What is causing the outbreak?
Original article by Naomi Klouda of the Homer Tribune here
Scientists studying the most recent outbreak of sea star wasting syndrome along the Pacific west coast have ruled out plastics, ocean acidification and radioactivity sourced from Fukushima as likely causes of the die off. 183 more words
MASSIVE, 'catastrophic' starfish die off affecting 20 species and getting worse along both coasts of America
Drew Harvell peers into the nooks and crannies along the rocky shoreline of Eastsound on Orcas Island. Purple and orange starfish clutch the rocks, as if hanging on for dear life. 1,288 more words
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Purple, purple everywhere!
This was one of those days where starfish were everywhere. On this day at the beach, Starvation Bay (Pender Island, BC, Canada) was literally covered with hundreds of purple starfish, quite an amazing site to see. 36 more words