Falling Stars

Sunflower sea stars
Sunflower sea stars. (Janna Nichols/REEF)

The combination of ocean warming and an infectious wasting disease has devastated populations of large sunflower sea stars once abundant along the West Coast of North America in just a few years, according to a study co-led by the University of California, Davis, and Cornell University published Jan. 30 in the journal Science Advances.

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