Starfish deaths off US coasts continue to puzzle scientists

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Starfish, close-up. Photo source: ©© Ironchefbalara

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Scientists are struggling to find the cause of a disease that is killing off numerous species of starfish on both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of North America…

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Mass Sea Star Deaths Off US West Coast Puzzle Scientists, AFP
Starfish have been mysteriously dying by the millions in recent months along the US west coast, worrying biologists who say the sea creatures are key to the marine ecosystem.