A deadly virus spreading along North America's Pacific coast continues to claim many iconic starfish species. When infected, the marine creatures develop lesions and deteriorate rapidly. The magnitude of the recent epidemic is worrying researchers.
In a new study, students shed light on how sea stars respond to a deadly disease that caused a major die-off three years ago. This could help conservationists better protect starfish populations.
Scientists have found a new tool for combating Crown of Thorns Starfish (CoTS) that threaten the Great Barrier Reef: Household vinegar, which has proven to kill the starfish in lab settings and is a cheaper alternative to current drugs.
COTSbot to the rescue! A robotics team has developed a robot to eliminate the invasive crown-of-thorns (COTS) starfish, which is a huge threat to the Great Barrier Reef. What next, a robot for Lionfish in U.S. waters?
Starfish have something in common with flatworms.