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Hundreds of dead sea stars wash up in West Seattle

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Diver Laura James found more than 100 dead sea stars washed up on the shore over the weekend.

SEATTLE- Over 100 dead sea stars washed up over the weekend in the Brace Point area of West Seattle.

According to underwater explorer and videographer Laura James, the sea stars were found on a short stretch of beach in West Seattle.

It’s unknown if these sea stars are connected to a large number of dead starfish washing up along the entire West Coast, dying from”sea star wasting disease.” This disease causes the creatures to lose their arms and disintegrate.

At the Seattle Aquarium, the sea star population has been quarantined as a precaution, and three sea stars have already died from the disease.

In the video, James implores people to keep an eye on the local beaches and report any unusual occurrences.

Washed up seastars at Brace Point, near Seattle Washington from Laura James on Vimeo.

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4 Comments to “Hundreds of dead sea stars wash up in West Seattle”

    sdsimonson said:
    November 15, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    It is ionizing, penetrating radiation causing the wasting. It originates from the atmosphere. Your Doppler weather radars are pulsing a few megawatts of energy into the atmosphere over your heads continuously. The atmosphere acts like a capacitor, building up charge and discharging it to the Earth as weakly ionizing background radiation. This energy is causing greater sinkholes, red tide, fish kills and damaging all biology, possibly causing the increase in autism and some cancers

    Spam_Sniper said:
    November 11, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    Nope

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