Something is killing starfish; scientists race to find out what
Up and down the West Coast, starfish are dying.
Starfish use their eyes to stay close to home, researchers find
'Street-view' comes to the world's coral reefs
Scientists are taking the public with them to study the world's coral reefs, thanks to 360 degree panoramas from Google's underwater street-view format. Results from this pioneering project – which will allow ...
Scientists call for global action on coral reefs
Urgent cuts in carbon emissions are needed if Caribbean coral reefs are to survive past the end of the century, scientists have warned.
A reality show with depth: Live ocean exploration
(AP)—Vicious fights! Stunning beauties! Surprises around every corner! Yes, it's reality TV but with a lot more depth—as much as 10,000 feet (3,048 meters). It's live coverage of deep-sea exploration off Nantucket and ...
Scientists uncover secrets of starfish's bizarre feeding mechanism
Scientists have identified a molecule that enables starfish to carry out one of the most remarkable forms of feeding in the natural world.
Australia opens 'world's smartest' aquarium
A major research aquarium able to simulate ocean warming and carry out key studies on the deadly crown-of-thorns starfish devastating the Great Barrier Reef opened in Australia on Thursday.
Australia pledges more cash to battle reef starfish
Australia pledged another Aus$5 million (US$4.6 million) to the fight against a predatory starfish devastating the iconic Great Barrier Reef Thursday, revealing 100,000 of the creatures had been wiped out ...
Seeing starfish: The missing link in eye evolution?
A study has shown for the first time that starfish use primitive eyes at the tip of their arms to visually navigate their environment. Research headed by Dr. Anders Garm at the Marine Biological Section of ...
Starfish threatens famed Philippine coral reefs
A coral-killing starfish has begun infesting a channel of water in the Philippines famed for having some of the most diverse marine life in the world, the government said Friday.
Study finds starfish shed arms to protect against overheating
New fossils suggest ancient origins of modern-day deep-sea animals
A collection of fossil animals discovered off the coast of Florida suggests that present day deep-sea fauna like sea urchins, starfish and sea cucumbers may have evolved earlier than previously believed and ...
Australia scientists tackle reef-killing starfish
An Australian research team said Monday they have found an effective way to kill the destructive crown-of-thorns starfish, which is devastating coral reefs across the Pacific and Indian oceans.
'Seafloor Explorer' website will provide everyone opportunity to identify seafloor life and habitats
The public is invited to help identify objects they see in images of the seafloor through a new interactive website called "Seafloor Explorer." The result of a unique collaboration between oceanographers ...