Close to a thousand dead starfish has washed ashore on beaches near Fremantle, Australia since Monday according to officials in the area. Department of Fisheries officers has collected samples of the starfish from South Beach and nearby beaches in North Coogee to try and determine what has caused the kill.

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The stretch of coast includes a popular dog beach and Port Coogee jetty. “The samples have been sent to the department’s fish health unit for analysis,” a Fisheries statement read. “Results may take some time depending on the tests being undertaken.