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Threatened Purple Starfish Now Doing Swimmingly Thanks To Population Surge

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 05.12.2016 | Good News

The tide may be turning for a keystone species. Scientists at Oregon State University announced in early May that they have found an abundance of baby...

Scientists Design Killer Robot To Protect Celebrated Reef

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 09.10.2015 | Science

A killer robot might just be the hero the Great Barrier Reef needs to protect it from a booming population of coral-eating creatures. As the crown-of-...

Clever Starfish Thwart Scientists, Repeatedly Squeeze Microchips Out Of Their Bodies

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 06.24.2015 | Green

In order to better understand animals, researchers frequently tag them with microchips. Unfortunately for scientists, starfish just aren't having it. ...


Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 06.09.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

I have to be thankful to Jonathan Franzen for one thing -- he's pushed me out of my blog blues. His essay in the New Yorker about why we can ignore climate change so misses all the basic, important points about what is going on in nature that here I am, clicking away again.

Scientists Say They've Figured Out Why Starfish Are Melting

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green

From Mexico to Alaska, starfish have been mysteriously melting for more than a year. When a starfish first gets sick, its arms pretzel up and white le...

Sandcastles, Starfish and Redemption

Susie Spain | Posted 10.19.2014 | Impact
Susie Spain

This is a story about sandcastles, starfish, and redemption. I'm telling it to you because I was just back at the east coast and we all know that the coastline of the east is the quintessential place for sandcastles and starfish.

Starfish, Giant Crystals and the Amazing Tenacity of Life

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 10.15.2014 | Green
L. Steven Sieden

Last week I returned from an annual Retreat at Indralaya on Orcas Island having experienced something unique and eye opening.

Massive Outbreak Killing Pacific Coast Starfish In Droves

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green

Starfish are dying in massive numbers due to a disease outbreak that melts the animals into a white goo, leaving researchers scrambling to explain the...

WATCH: Sea Creature's Creepy Human-Like Walk

| Gisela Telis | Posted 05.11.2012 | Science

The blunt-spined brittle star (Ophiocoma echinata) doesn't let five limbs prevent it from walking like a human being. This starfish cousin is radi...