- Wasting disease causes body to rupture and spill internal organs
- Has been found on Pacific and Atlantic coasts
A mystery disease is killing starfish on both US coasts by causing them to explode.
Scientists are struggling to find the cause of the disease, which has been found on both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of North America.
The unexplained wasting disease that causes white lesions to appear before the animal’s body sags and ruptures and it spills out its internal organs.