Scientists think they know why starfish are 'melting'

November 19, 2014 3:59 PM

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Scientists think they know why starfish are 'melting'

This photo from the Rocky Intertidal Lab at the University of California-Santa Cruz shows a starfish suffering from "sea star wasting disease." It's missing one arm and has tissue damage to another. (AP Photo/Laura Anderson, Rocky Intertidal Lab UC Santa Cruz)

"What we're dealing with are animals that are crawling with bacteria and other microorganisms," says the lead author of the study, which looked at 465 sea stars, both healthy and diseased.

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