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Scientists studying mysterious disease that killed millions of starfish

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 21:14

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

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 11:56

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

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 18:30

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.

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

Last Updated: Friday, July 05, 2013, 12:15

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.

Modern-day deep-sea animals may have evolved earlier than thought

Last Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012, 17:32

Present day deep-sea fauna like sea urchins, starfish and sea cucumbers may have evolved earlier than previously believed.