Why Are Millions of Starfish 'Melting'?

November 17, 2014 8:05 PM

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Why Are Millions of Starfish 'Melting'?

A virus is the culprit behind a gruesome wasting disease that has struck sea stars along the West Coast of Canada and the U.S.

For the past year and a half, a killer has been on the loose, taking out millions of starfish up and down the West Coast of North America. By the time it is done with an area, starfish that had once littered the ocean floor have been reduced to mounds of white goo.

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