Bees, frogs… and now sea stars, who are apparently being afflicted en masse by a wasting plague that literally rots and melts them from the inside out. Oh, and it causes them to tear off their own limbs, which then go crawling about on their own for a while because holy shit it’s a zombie motherfucking starfish.

Warning that this article is pretty gruesome and depressing, but mostly only in text; the header image is the only one that actually shows a diseased star. Just in case you’re, yanno. Like me, and don’t like seeing images of suffering animals.