Starfish

Human sex hormone has its evolutionary evidence in Starfish!

Human sex hormone has its evolutionary evidence in Starfish!

However, one fact that has scientists puzzled is how the ancestors of humans were able to get by with just one GnRH-type hormone.

Jun 28, 2016, 23:02 PM IST

'Terminator' robot to save Great Barrier Reef from starfish

 Australian researchers have developed the world's first robot designed to seek out and eliminate the crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS) that are wreaking havoc on the Great Barrier Reef's coral.

Sep 09, 2015, 19:44 PM IST

Starfish squeezes foreign bodies out through the skin

Giving fresh insights into how certain animals can quickly heal themselves, a study reveals that starfish are able to squeeze foreign bodies along the length of their body cavities and out through their arm tips.

Jun 17, 2015, 16:12 PM IST
Virus probably behind deaths of millions of starfish

Virus probably behind deaths of millions of starfish

Millions of starfish have died in recent months on the Pacific coast from Alaska to Mexico due to an epidemic across the ocean ecosystem caused by a pathogen agent that has been present for decades, recent research shows.

Dec 09, 2014, 10:21 AM IST

Scientists studying mysterious disease that killed millions of starfish

Scientists are investigating a mysterious disease that has killed millions of sea stars along the US west coast.

Feb 05, 2014, 21:14 PM IST

Mass sea star deaths off US west coast puzzle scientists

Starfish have been mysteriously dying by the millions in recent months along the US west coast, worrying biologists who say the sea creatures are key to the marine ecosystem.

Feb 02, 2014, 11:56 AM IST

Starfish specie found in Indian Ocean has poor vision and is color-blind

A species of starfish, known as Linckia laevigata, which is commonly found in the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean and the western and central Pacific Ocean, have relatively poor vision and are color-blind.

Jan 09, 2014, 18:30 PM IST

Secrets of starfish`s strange feeding mechanism revealed

The most recent common ancestors to females and males - `Adam` and `Eve` - lived on the planet roughly around the same time, a new study has found.

Aug 02, 2013, 18:29 PM IST

Starfish uses `primitive eye` at tip of their arms to navigate

A new study has shown for the first time that starfish use primitive eyes at the tip of their arms to visually navigate their environment.

Jul 05, 2013, 12:15 PM IST

Starfish could cure asthma, arthritis

Starfish may soon provide treatment for inflammatory conditions such as asthma and arthritis, say experts.

Dec 10, 2010, 18:08 PM IST

Starfish could cure asthma, arthritis

Starfish may soon provide treatment for inflammatory conditions such as asthma and arthritis, say experts.

Dec 10, 2010, 00:00 AM IST