The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

for the sea stars, in their pain

sea stars, on the east and west coasts of north america,
are dying from a hideous wasting diseases that eats away
at them, until nothing is left but the ossicles. they're
in pain; the culprit is unknown, but thought to be a
water-born virus or bacterium. see the lead story in
Science this week (2 may 2014, #6183). infected sea
cucumbers and sea urchins have also been found. this is
one of the saddest ecological catastrophes in recent

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