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