Southern California Bight
In 2013 to 2014, scientists witnessed the largest die-off of sea stars ever recorded along the Pacific Coast. The outbreak of Sea star wasting disease has the potential to create significant changes to the ecosystem as sea stars are a keystone species that plays an important role in controlling the numbers of other creatures.
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- DiGiacomo, Paul M. and; Holt, Benjamin; and Perry, Bruce "Oceanography of the Southern California Bight" Ocean Science Element: Jet Propulsion Laboratory: California Institute of Technology (Publisher) Department of Geological Sciences: CSU Long Beach (web host)
- Dailey, M. D., Reish, D. J., Anderson, J. W. (editors), 1993. Ecology of the Southern California Bight: A Synthesis and Interpretation. University of California Press, Berkeley / Los Angeles / London, 926 pp.
- Netburn, Deborah (November 26, 2014) "Scientists find likely culprit behind mysterious sea star deaths" Los Angeles Times
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