Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Starfish wasting disease

Media outlets around the globe continue to report on the starfish wasting disease that was first reported in July when a URI student discovered diseased starfish along the New England coast.  A similar disease has subsequently been found on the West Coast. The most recent news report appeared in the Washington Post on Nov. 22 and reprinted on Nov. 26 in the Bangor Daily News, Sydney Morning Herald, Canberra Times, Melbourne Age, Brisbane Times, Borneo BulletinVirginia News-Pilot and elsewhere. All reports quote URI Professor Marta Gomez-Chiarri.