Science Why are all these starfish suddenly turning into goo? (+video)

Marine ecologists have been witnessing mass mortality of starfish along the Northeast Pacific coast, and a team of scientists now believes they have identified the degenerative disease behind their deaths.

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Since June of 2103, a large number of starfish belonging to least 20 different species have been melting - yes, melting - on the shores of the Northeast Pacific. Now, scientists say they have pinpointed the virus behind these die-offs.