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Sea Star Wasting Syndrome

Scientists Say They've Figured Out Why Starfish Are Melting

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green

From Mexico to Alaska, starfish have been mysteriously melting for more than a year. When a starfish first gets sick, its arms pretzel up and white le...

Sea Stars Disintegrating In 'Unprecedented' Numbers As Disease Ravages Oregon

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green

A mysterious disease that causes sea stars to disintegrate is exploding on the Oregon Coast. Oregon State University marine ecologist K...

Starfish Disease Killing Massive Number Along West Coast

AP | Posted 04.12.2014 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Starfish at the Anchorage Museum have shown signs of a wasting disease reported up and down the West Coast, and eight had t...

Something Is Making Starfish Tear Themselves Apart

Posted 02.03.2014 | Weird News

All is not well in the land (or water) of starfishes. A disease, called "sea star wasting syndrome" has been ravaging at least 12 different species...

Massive Outbreak Killing Pacific Coast Starfish In Droves

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green

Starfish are dying in massive numbers due to a disease outbreak that melts the animals into a white goo, leaving researchers scrambling to explain the...