Document Type

Editorial

Publication Date

3-2016

DOI

10.1098/rstb.2015.0200

Publication Title

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Volume

371

Issue

1689

Pages

1-3

Abstract

(First paragraph) As Australians were spending millions of dollars in 2014 to remove the coraleating 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.

Comments

Web of Science: "Free full-text from publisher."

© 2016 The Author(s) Published by the Royal Society. All rights reserved.

Original Publication Citation

Lafferty, K. D., & Hofmann, E. E. (2016). Marine disease impacts, diagnosis, forecasting, management and policy. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B:Biological Sciences, 371(1689), 1-3. doi:10.1098/rstb.2015.0200

ORCID

0000-0001-6710-4371 (Hofmann)

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