Thousands of sea urchins found dead on Reunion Island

Saint-Paul (France) (AFP) – Since July, the west coast of the French island of Reunion, in the Indian Ocean, has been the scene of a disaster. Thousands of sea urchins have been washing up on sandy beaches, in creeks and in natural coastal basins. According to scientist Jean-Pascal Quod, a devastating parasite is likely the responsible for the excessive mortality — but no means are available to prevent the epidemic.


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