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Sea stars in Southern California are dying in droves from mysterious disease




A healthy sea star clings to the intertidal zone of Crystal Cove State Park.
A healthy sea star clings to the intertidal zone of Crystal Cove State Park.
Jed Kim

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A mysterious disease is wiping out populations of sea stars, also known as starfish, up and down the West Coast. It was first spotted in Washington State and Canada, and has spread to Southern California.

It's a problem we've talked about on this show before, but now KPCC's Jed Kim reports on the latest from the hunt to figure out what's causing it.