Wed, Mar 5, 2014 -- 9:30 AM
What's Killing the Starfish?Download audio (MP3)
Last summer, researchers started noticing large numbers of starfish dying off along the Pacific coast. So far, nobody knows exactly what is causing the syndrome, known as sea star wasting disease. We talk to some of the scientists who are trying to get to the bottom of the starfish die-off.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Dr. Benjamin Miner, professor of marine biology at Western Washington University
- Pete Raimondi, chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at U.C. Santa Cruz
- SeaStarWasting.org : Information on how to share your observations with scientists
From PBS Newshour: Mysterious Epidemic Devastates Pacific Coast Starfish