What's Killing all the Starfish?

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Dead Starfish wash up on Block Island after the 1996 North Cape oil spill off the coast of Providence, RI.

A mysterious syndrome is ravaging sea stars along the West Coast, leading to massive die offs. No-one knows what’s behind the disease, which causes living sea stars to dissolve. In some cases, sea star arms have been documented crawling away from the body of the invertebrate, disemboweling it. Dr. Benjamin Miner is a professor at Western Washington University.

Watch a video of Starfish Wasting Syndrome below: