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Wed, Mar 5, 2014 -- 9:30 AM

What's Killing the Starfish?


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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

Guests:

  • 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

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From PBS Newshour: Mysterious Epidemic Devastates Pacific Coast Starfish

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