Sea star wasting disease ripples through the ecosystems

Intertidal sea star populations have been decimated by sea star wasting disease, and a paper published in PLOS One suggests the damage extends beyond the low tide line, significantly affecting many sea star species there. The sunflower sea star is one such species, and veterinarian Joe Gaydos says the sea stars are important predators, meaning altering their numbers could have a widespread impact on the ecosystem.PLOS ONE (10/26),  The Independent (London) (tiered subscription model) (10/26)

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