Mysterious melting starfish raise concerns in US and CanadaSubmitted by Bob-45 on Wed, 10/30/2013 - 00:49
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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