Sea Star Wasting Disease in Asterias forbesi along the Atlantic Coast of North America

Abstract

As keystone species, sea stars serve to maintain biodiversity and species distribution through trophic level interactions in marine ecosystems. Recently, Sea Star Wasting Disease (SSWD) has caused widespread mass mortality in several sea star species from the Pacific Coast of the United States of America (USA) and Asterias forbesi on the Atlantic Coast. A… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0188523

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