The Sea Star Die-Off Date: Posted on March 14, 2014 Guests: Laura James Erin Meyer - Ocean Science Trust Drew Harvell - Cornell University Peter Raimondi - UCSD Description: Sea-star wasting disease, where the starfish literally rip themselves apart, wither away and die. Along with useful tips and in depth discussion, this panel will also be open to questions from the viewers at any given time. Spread through ~12 species and even jumped to sea urchins . Sun flower sea stars (Pycnopodia spp.) in puget sound, Ochre sea stars (Pisaster spp.)