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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_issues_with_coral_reefs

Human impact on coral reefs is significant. Coral reefs are dying around the world. Damaging ... Warming causes coral bleaching, which if severe kills the coral. ... By the 2030s, 90% of reefs are expected to be at risk from both human activities and ... As a result, crown-of-thorns starfish populations can periodically grow ...

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.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 life. In fact, they .... The Fukushima disaster happened in March of 2011.

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

Jun 5, 2014 ... Just in the past two weeks, the incidence of sea star wasting ... Absent enough sea stars, mussel populations can explode, covering up algae and other small invertebrates. ... Species Are Going Extinct 1,000 Times Faster Because of Humans .... The researchers warned that if these volcanoes were to erupt, ...

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. ... Whatever is causing it can spread with astonishing speed — a healthy group of starfish can die ... So far at least 12 different starfish species are known to be at risk, Raimondi said ... If they die off, the ecological communities they live in could change ...

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.

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.

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.

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.