Densovirus named top suspect in devastating sea star wasting disease

Since 2013, millions of sea stars native to the Pacific coast of North America from Baja California to southern Alaska have succumbed to a mysterious wasting disease in which their limbs pull away from their bodies and their organs exude through their skin; a disease researchers say could trigger an unprecedented ecological upheaval under the […]

Cornell researchers explore mystery of deadly sea star disease

Media Note: Drew Harvell is presenting at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is available for interviews.  Images, video and fact sheet are available for download at: ITHACA, N.Y. – Sea stars off the Pacific Coast are dying en masse at an unprecedented rate – and Cornell University researchers are trying to find out […]