Monthly Archives: November 2014

Virus implicated in sea-star wasting disease

A great day for Team Aquatic Virus (aka the Hewson Lab), Ian’s paper is out in PNAS. The disease has been seen in sea-star populations along the Pacific coast from Mexico to Alaska and we have strong evidence to suggest that a densovirus is the culprit. Check out the following links for more information.

Study finds virus likely cause of sea star wasting

Ochre Star affected by sea-star wasting disease (Photo Credit: AP Photo/Oregon State University, Elizabeth Cherny-Chipman)