Comparison of phagocytosis in three Caribbean Sea urchins.


In 1983 large numbers of the sea urchin Diadema antillarum unexplainably began showing signs of illness and dying in the Caribbean, and over the next year they came close to extinction, making it one of the worst mass mortality events on record. Present evidence suggests a water-borne pathogen as the etiological agent. Decades later Diadema densities remain… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.dci.2017.09.007