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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_star_wasting_disease

Sea star wasting disease or starfish wasting syndrome is a disease of starfish and several other ... "True" wasting disease will be present in individuals that are found in ... If they were caused by infection or toxins, the two species might have ...

www.care2.com/causes/4-reasons-why-starfish-need-protection-now.html

Jan 25, 2016 ... Sea stars, or starfish, are famous for their healing powers (they can ... if it was time to seek federal protection for sea stars as endangered.

www.ecowatch.com/extinction-of-oregon-starfish-expected-due-to-sea-star-wasting-epidemi-1881918353.html

Jun 5, 2014 ... Absent enough sea stars, mussel populations can explode, covering up ... Species Are Going Extinct 1,000 Times Faster Because of Humans.

www.topinfopost.com/2014/02/06/is-global-warming-to-blame-or-pollution-on-starfish-extinction

Feb 6, 2014 ... Pollution can also be one reason why the star fish population are slowly becoming extinct. A lot of dead fish ... So what would happen if the starfish were to extinct? Like most ... attention charismatic endangered animals hurts.

news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/150915-sea-star-wasting-disease-epidemic-update-oceans-animals-science

Sep 15, 2015 ... The massacre of sea stars along the West Coast continues, although the pace has slowed ... So if you take away a predator, the prey will thrive.

www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/scientists-zero-whats-causing-starfish-die-offs

Jun 17, 2014 ... Purple and orange starfish clutch the rocks, as if hanging on for dear ... “My expectation is that within the next month all of the stars will die. .... The future of sea stars in the San Juan Islands depends largely on what happens ...

science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/conservation/issues/keystone-species-extinct.htm

When it's in position, the arch can stand indefinitely. ... It was, in fact, a particular species of sea star that led to Paine's development of the keystone concept.

e360.yale.edu/features/scientists_look_for_causes_of_baffling_die-off_of_sea_stars_starfish_wasting_syndrome

Jul 17, 2014 ... As Miner would later discover, the disease would soon spread to the unaffected stretch of ... In all, hundreds of thousands of sea stars, if not millions, are thought to have died. ... “If that happens, things are going to be bad. ... Both black and white abalones were listed under the Endangered Species Act, due ...

www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/12/28/starfish-dying-wasting-disease-mystery/4208859

Dec 28, 2013 ... Something is killing the starfish and no one knows what. A mysterious ... Whatever is causing it can spread with astonishing speed — a healthy group of starfish can die in just 24 hours. ... If they die off, the ecological communities they live in could change ... What happens if you smoke marijuana every day?

www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/if-these-species-go-entire-ecosystems-will-disappear

Sep 25, 2014 ... So, maybe ecosystems would collapse if keystone species go extinct, ... Perhaps the projected tens or hundreds of species going extinct ... Imagine what would happen to herbivores dependent on these plants if bees vanished! ... Kelp forest ecosystems support hundreds of species from sea stars to sharks.