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Starfish Are Dying From a Plague! VIDEO!

Offbeat  (tags: environment, protection, suffering, starfish )

- 1450 days ago -
Along the Atlantic and Pacific American and Canadian coasts, starfish are dying. This plague is called Seastar Wasting Syndrome

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John De Avalon (36)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 6:18 am
Very sad. Such beautiful things....


Bob hardly here P (394)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 8:29 am
sad news....thanks Cher

Kit B (276)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 9:23 am

This was in the longer article, though I think we all know what is causing this - pollution.

"You’ve heard of keystone species, right? The term refers to particular organisms that keep the relationships between the ecosystem’s other plants and animals functioning properly. Without them, ecosystems collapse—like an arch would without its center block. Well, as it so happens, when ecologist Robert T. Paine first coined the term back in 1969, he got the idea by messing around with a bunch of starfish."

Carol H (40)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 11:35 am
I'm convinced that the dispersant used without permission by BP to control their huge oil spill is the culprit. Not only starfish but all other species in the area. Between radiation from Japan and this, the sea must be poisoned by now to all living things. It will be a miracle in anything survives. God help us all if the seas die.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 7:46 pm
Sad to see yet another species facing survival problems in the oceans of the world. Hopefully a solution can be found so that not all starfish in the area succumb to this plague.

Tuesday March 4, 2014, 8:36 pm
Sad to hear! :(

ravinder Singh (0)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 11:43 pm
its time we should understand the damage we are causing

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday March 5, 2014, 4:37 pm
And who's fault is it? Humans!

Sara P (57)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 8:35 am
Ah, another sad news.......our race want to kill any other around..... :(
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