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Sea star disease epidemic surges in Oregon, local extinctions expected (USA)

Sea star disease epidemic surges in Oregon, local extinctions expected (USA) | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it

June 4th, 2014. CORVALLIS, Ore. – Just in the past two weeks, the incidence of sea star wasting syndrome has exploded along the Oregon Coast and created an epidemic of historic magnitude....

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Here is an example of the type of applied nature conservation that only humans can supply.  And it's both dangerous and intriguing.  The wasting-sea-star mystery and others like it need more media inquiry to ignite the interest of the puzzle solvers among us.  This fine story by The Ocean Update lays out the problem and identifies the players.

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