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A Horrible Condition Turning Starfish Into Goo Has Finally Been Identified – ScienceAlert

In 2013, the lives of millions of sea stars were mysteriously extinguished. Limbs that were once strong, probing arms searching for sustenance, shrivelled and tore…

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In 2013, the lives of millions of sea stars were mysteriously extinguished. Limbs that were once strong, probing arms searching for sustenance, shrivelled and tore themselves away from the rest of their bodies and melted into a sickly goo.
“There were arms everywhere,” ecologist Drew Harvell toldThe Atlantic’s Ed Yong last year. “It looked like a blast zone.”
The dismal remains of these animals, who are usually capable of regenerating their own limbs, were strewn along the entire West Coast of North…

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