Virus Is Named Top Suspect in Mysterious Deaths of Millions of Sea Stars

November 17, 2014 9:46 PM

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Scientists may have fingered the culprit responsible for a mysterious epidemic that has killed millions of sea stars from Baja California to Alaska.

The disease began hitting sea star populations in 2013, causing some to form lesions, lose their limbs and even exude their internal organs from their skin. "Their disappearance is an experiment in ecological upheaval the likes of which we’ve never seen," Ian Hewson, a professor of microbiology at C...

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