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A tiny killer is making an entire region’s sea urchins disintegrate

Diadema setosum. Three migratory sea urchins at the bottom of the Red Sea in Turkish seas.

Sea urchins in the genus Diadema (pictured, Diadema setosum) in the Red Sea and Western Indian Ocean have been dying from a waterborne pathogen. Credit: Getty

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Nature 629, 975 (2024)



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