Marine disease impacts, diagnosis, forecasting, management and policy

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
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Abstract

As Australians were spending millions of dollars in 2014 to remove the coral-eating crown of thorns sea star from the Great Barrier Reef, sea stars started washing up dead for free along North America's Pacific Coast. Because North American sea stars are important and iconic predators in marine communities, locals and marine scientists alike were alarmed by what proved to be the world's most widespread marine mass mortality in geographical extent and species affected, especially given its mysterious cause. Investigative research using modern diagnostic techniques implicated a never-before-seen virus [1]. The virus inspired international attention to marine diseases, including this theme issue.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Marine disease impacts, diagnosis, forecasting, management and policy
Series title Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
DOI 10.1098/rstb.2015.0200
Volume 371
Issue 1689
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher The Royal Society
Contributing office(s) Western Ecological Research Center
Description Article 20150200; 3 p.
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