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California marine biologists are reporting the spread of a mysterious bacteria that is killing starfish up and down the West Coast – transforming the echinoderms into a pile of goo in the process.
Massive numbers of dead starfish have been found in the waters around Vancouver in recent months, and scientists are currently at a loss as to the possible cause of the fatal phenomenon.
White finger starfish, the beach-themed wedding favorite, is now available with bulk discounts for weddings and crafts Lake City, Fla.
Researchers have come across a harmless protein mixture that can effectively destroy the crown of thorns starfish in as little as 24 hours.
The appearance and ecology of Atlantic coral reef habitats could be altered by yellow brittle star
One of the greatest biological threats to tropical coral reefs can be a population outbreak of crown-of-thorns (COT) sea stars (Acanthaster planci).
Scientists have discovered that one species of starfish has a remarkable strategy to avoid overheating in the sun.
The orange sun star (Solaster paxillatus) is a species of starfish that is classified in the Solasteridae family. It can be found the Pacific Ocean with a range that extends from California in the United States to the Bering Sea and Japan. This species prefers to reside at depths between 36 and 12,270 feet. The orange sun star has a wide disk that appears to be inflated, especially after feeding, with eight to ten arms. It can reach fifteen inches in diameter with a color that varies...
The northern sun star (Solaster endeca), also known as the purple sun star or the smooth sun star, is a species of starfish that is classified within the Solasteridae family. It can be found in the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean with a range that includes coastlines of Greenland, Canada, and the United States. It prefers a habitat in areas with adequate to heavy shelter and muddy or rocky sediment, at depths of up to 1,480 feet. The northern sun star is large, reaching a diameter of 7.9...
The horned sea star (Protoreaster nodosus), also known as the chocolate chip sea star, is a species of starfish that is classified within the Oreasteridae family. It can be found in the Indo-Pacific region and prefers a habitat within hidden sandy or muddy areas, with substrate such as coral, but can be seen in sea grasses. This species can reach an average diameter of 11.8 inches with four to six arms, although it is more common to see star-shaped individuals with five arms. It is...
The crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) is a species of starfish that is classified within the Acanthasteridae family. This species has a large range that extends from the Red Sea to the African coasts in the east and from the Indian Ocean to the western coasts of Central America. It prefers a habitat in coral reefs, which can be harmed if population numbers are too high. Damage occurs when filamentous algae covers bare skeletons of coral and the starfish move in to feed, stripping...
The New Zealand common cushion star (Patiriella regularis) is a species of starfish that is classified within the Asterinidae family. It is native to New Zealand waters, but has been introduced into Tasmania, where it is thought by some to be an invasive species. Studies of this species have shown that individuals occurring in the north of its range vary from individuals in southern waters, which hold slightly different environments. Image Caption: Patiriella regularis, Mangawhai Heads,...
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- The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
- The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.