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Mysterious melting starfish raise concerns in US and Canada

Kevin Fitzgerald
Digital Journal
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 23:36 CDT

Biologists search for cause of sea star deaths
Biologists at the Seattle Aquarium are trying to figure out what’s causing a mass die-off of starfish in Elliot Bay. The same problem is happening to sunflower starfish near Canada. view full article

Seattle - There have been recent reports of starfish that appear to have melted in bodies of water located in Washington state and British Columbia. Biologists are not yet sure about what is causing these creatures to die in such an unusual way.

According to King 5, biologists recently went scuba diving in the waters of Puget Sound to recover several different healthy and diseased starfish. During their expedition, they noticed a disturbingly large number of starfish that appear to have died and melted into a pile of goo on the ocean floor.

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Puget Sound: "...They noticed a disturbingly large number of

starfish that appear to have died and melted into a pile of goo on the ocean floor... Canadian researchers have gathered healthy-looking starfish for research only to find that they had disintegrated once they reached the lab." Roughly 60% of the species might already be affected.

Interesting point: "Biologists say it's a delicate balance in these waters, and when one species is hurting, it threatens the entire ecosystem." Hm. Good thing that's not how it works with human beings and society!

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Mysterious ????

It's a mystery if you have your eyes closed.


http://youtu.be/j7UQXfN-J4E

The fractal patterns would be beautiful

except for what they represent.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Fukushima

Radiation?

The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.

- Calvin Coolidge