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Sea star wasting syndrome is taking over the western coast.

Scientists at Cornell University have recently published a study that found the mysterious plague that has been killing thousands of sea stars along the Western coasts of America, from Mexico to Alaska. The epidemic has affected close to 20 species, and has been called the “sea star wasting syndrome” because of the gruesome deterioration it causes. The eerie video below from the Vancouver Aquarium shows how the disease slowly wastes away the sea stars’ limbs, until they eventually all fall off. "It's probably the largest epidemic in marine wildlife that we know of," Cornell researcher Drew Harvell said.

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