Mysterious ailment is wiping out starfish
UC Santa Cruz marine biologist Pete Raimondi is leading a team of scientists, laboratory technicians and geneticists to find the culprit. The Ochre star, which is common along the Pacific coast, has been dying in large numbers in recent months:
"Where it has hit, it has been pretty lethal. This is going on up and down the coast. It’s going to change what’s out there pretty fundamentally."