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Seastars

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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.

Your contributions will support advocacy, research, and education about this rapidly spreading disease. Read more here, and donate here.

 

Date: February 28, 2014