starfish

1.30.19

Warmer Temperatures and Disease Decimated This West Coast Starfish in Two Years

“If it does disappear from these shores, it is gone from the planet.”

5.20.16

A Boom in Starfish Babies Is a Good Sign After the Chaos of Melting Disease

Scientists in Oregon and BC still can't say for sure if their numbers are coming back.

11.4.15

I Spent a Frenzied Night Saving Children Washed Up on a Greek Island

We need more money, medical staff, volunteers, and translators. And we need more compassion so that men, women, and children stop dying on the water.

9.16.15

A Common Virus is Causing Millions of Starfish to Waste Away

Scientists are trying to protect the remaining starfish before it’s too late.

6.2.15

These Tiny Starfish Robots Take Colon Biopsies

The microgrippers have been tested in pigs.

5.13.15

The Baffling, Gruesome Plague That Is Causing Sea Stars to Tear Themselves to Pieces

"They twisted their arms together," a marine biologist said, "and they'd pull and pull and pull, until one of them came off... It was horrific."

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2.5.14

Millions of Starfish Are Literally Ripping Themselves Apart, and Climate Change May Be to Blame

A deadly cocktail of viruses, bacteria, and climate change appear to be behind a mysterious sea star die-off.