Jan 17, 2020

Sea star wasting disease_PC_alisonleighlilly_through flickr

Sea star wasting syndrome initially causes lesions in infected sea stars. From there, it quickly consumes the sea star leaving it as a dismantled “zombie” sea star. Though the wasting syndrome hasn’t disappeared, fewer deaths are being reported. This could be, however, because there are fewer sea stars in general, meaning that there are fewer that can be infected and die.

Photo Credit: alisonleighlily through Flickr via Creative Commons License