The night sky may still be full of them, but our tide pools are suddenly dark and empty. A disease known as sea-star wasting syndrome has caused significant harm to starfish along the West Coast, decimating the population in Marin, local scientists and beachcombers said.

George Clyde, a Marshall resident, meandered through the tide pools last . . .

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