LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A mystery plague is killing sea stars along the West Coast, and as CBS2’s Stacey Butler reports, marine scientists are scrambling for answers.
Sea star wasting syndrome appears to be wiping out entire populations of the creatures along Orange County’s coast.READ MORE: Fullerton Police Say They Recovered Loaded Stolen Handgun, Nitrous Oxide
Divers from Alaska to Mexico report seeing big declines in sea star populations in local intercoastal waters.
In Orange County, marine restoration coordinator Amanda Bird reports sea star populations over the past several months have virtually disappeared.READ MORE: Dodgers Set To Open NLCS Against Braves
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