Elevated water temperature and acidity boost growth of key sea star species
New research by zoologists at the University of British Columbia indicates that elevated water temperatures and heightened concentrations of carbon dioxide can dramatically increase the growth rate of a keystone species of ...
Strange phallus-shaped creature provides crucial missing link: Discovery pushes fossil record back 200 million years
Christopher Cameron of the University of Montreal's Department of Biological Sciences and his colleagues have unearthed a major scientific discovery - a strange phallus-shaped creature they found in Canada's ...
Sea star wasting devastates Pacific Coast species
(Phys.org) —Sea stars off the Pacific Coast are dying en masse at an "unprecedented" rate and geographic spread, and Cornell researchers are trying to find out why.
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.
Scientists discover coral's best defender against an army of sea stars
Coral reefs face a suite of perilous threats in today's ocean. From overfishing and pollution to coastal development and climate change, fragile coral ecosystems are disappearing at unprecedented rates around ...
Superfast evolution in sea stars
(Phys.org) -- How quickly can new species arise? In as little as 6,000 years, according to a study of Australian sea stars.
Six bizarre feeding tactics from the depths of our oceans
Sea life can be fascinating and terrifying at the same time. Some creatures look beautiful on the outside but harbour darkness within. Some of the scariest tactics of the deep sea go on display when these ...
More than 300 new species discovered in the Philippines
This spring, scientists from the California Academy of Sciences braved leeches, lionfish, whip-scorpions and a wide variety of other biting and stinging creatures to lead the most comprehensive scientific ...
Marine scientists track spread of sea star wasting disease
(Phys.org) —A mysterious disease that causes sea stars to decay and fall apart within a few days has become widespread along the U.S. west coast over the past several months. First reported off the coast ...
Starfish use their eyes to stay close to home, researchers find
Coral-eating sea star invaders turn out to be locals
Researchers at the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB), the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR), organized research units in the University of Hawai'i at Manoa's School of Ocean and Earth Science ...
Sea star disease epidemic surges in Oregon, local extinctions expected
Just in the past two weeks, the incidence of sea star wasting syndrome has exploded along the Oregon Coast and created an epidemic of historic magnitude, one that threatens to decimate Oregon's entire population ...
Gazing into the frozen stillness of the universe
(Phys.org) —The ALMA telescope installation begins delivering images of fresh planets, young stars, and distant galaxies.
Sea star disease strikes peninsula marine centers
(AP)—The disease wreaking havoc on wild sea star populations on the West Coast has struck captive collections in Washington's Olympic Peninsula.