Nov 11, 2013 10:00 AM ET // by Laura Poppick, LiveScience
A mysterious disease that has turned hundreds of starfish into limp lumps of goo along both the East and West coasts in recent months could potentially induce a cascade of other ecological effects in tidal systems, researchers say.
The Associated Press reported earlier this week. [The 5 Most Mysterious Animal Die-Offs]
"We've never seen it at this scale up and down the coast," Pete Raimondi, a professor of ecology at the University of California Santa Cruz involved in tracking the disease, said in a statement on Tuesday (Nov. 5).
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