Going viral: Concerns rise over potential impacts of disease on the ecosystem

Salish Sea Currents, the magazine of the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound, did a feature story on the role of disease in the Salish Sea.

From orcas to starfish to humans, disease affects every living creature in the ecosystem. Scientists are increasingly alarmed by its potential to devastate already compromised populations of species in Puget Sound.

SeaDoc's Joe Gaydos (also the Birds and Mammals topic editor for the Encyclopedia) is quoted. "The crazy thing about disease is that it isn’t really on people’s radar. It is a smoldering factor in our environment, but one that can break out at any time."

See the full article by Christopher Dunagan.

The article was also featured on the front page of the Kitsap Sun.