A mysterious disease is decimating starfish populations, scientists seek the help of citizen scientists via twitter. Can you help?

If you are out diving, rock pooling or you notice starfish washed up on a beech near you use the #sickstarfish or #nosickstarfish tags to help scientists assess the extent of this epidemic that is causing unprecedented mass die-offs.

To find out more about the situation you can watch the PBS news report here: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/mysterious-epidemic-devastates-starfish-population-pacific-coast/

Or check out these sites for more info on the #sickstarfish project:



Comment: This disease reminds me of something out of a SciFi movie…