A new disease is affecting starfish on the coast of northern California – the disease progression occurs rapidly, causing starfish to develop infected lesions, and lose limbs and begin disintegrating within days. Read more here: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/clues-sought-for-sea-star-die-off/
The DotGreen Foundation has already contributed to research led by Carol Anne Blanchette, an Associate Research Biologist at the Marine Science institute, UC Santa Barbara leading a team investigating the sea star epidemic. Her team has been mapping the coastal locations outbreak, attempting to determine the cause.
Date: February 28, 2014
Tags: Current Projects