How sea stars get their symmetry

In a paper published Nov. 4 in the journal Current Biology, Zak Swartz, a postdoctoral researcher at Whitehead Institute, along with researchers in the lab of Whitehead Institute Member Iain Cheeseman and collaborators at ...

Huge Jurassic seabed uncovered in Cotswolds quarry

One of the largest and most important finds of exquisitely preserved Jurassic echinoderms—spiny-skinned marine animals such as starfish and sea urchins—has been uncovered by a University of Birmingham Research Associate.

Sea star listed as critically endangered following research

The iconic sunflower sea star has been listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature following a groundbreaking population study led by Oregon State University and The Nature Conservancy.

Severely damaged sea urchin shows astonishing resilience

Together with his colleague Christian Neumann of the Natural History Museum in Berlin, Senckenberg scientist Max Wisshak documented a sea urchin's fight for survival on the ocean floor off Spitsbergen. In their study, recently ...

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