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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Starfish could cure asthma, arthritis

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

Starfish could cure asthma, arthritis

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