Scientists solve mystery of West Coast starfish plague

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Scientists solve mystery of West Coast starfish plague

Post by stphnmartin » Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:06 pm

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Re: Scientists solve mystery of West Coast starfish plague

Post by ArcticDiver » Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:03 pm

Might be able to protect from the virus' consequences. But should we? As the piece points out, the virus has been in the starfish for a very long time with no ill effect. Maybe it actually is a built in population control that we interfere with at our peril.

As far as we know every species has a crash method when it becomes too numerous. The article intimates that might be the situation.
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