Web Results

www.care2.com/causes/4-reasons-why-starfish-need-protection-now.html

Jan 25, 2016 ... Sea stars, or starfish, are famous for their healing powers (they can ... if it was time to seek federal protection for sea stars as endangered.

www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/scientists-zero-whats-causing-starfish-die-offs

Jun 17, 2014 ... Purple and orange starfish clutch the rocks, as if hanging on for dear ... “My expectation is that within the next month all of the stars will die. .... The future of sea stars in the San Juan Islands depends largely on what happens ...

www.ecowatch.com/extinction-of-oregon-starfish-expected-due-to-sea-star-wasting-epidemi-1881918353.html

Jun 5, 2014 ... Absent enough sea stars, mussel populations can explode, covering up algae and other small invertebrates. Some affected sea ... Species Are Going Extinct 1,000 Times Faster Because of Humans .... If so, you're not alone.

a-z-animals.com/animals/starfish

Jan 9, 2017 ... The starfish (commonly as a sea star) is generally found with 5 arms that are attached to a central disc. ... Starfish can be found in the oceans all around the world. ... The starfish is today considered to be a threatened species of animal ... If something has upset you, the Are you Safe? campaign can help you ...

science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/conservation/issues/keystone-species-extinct.htm

When it's in position, the arch can stand indefinitely. ... It was, in fact, a particular species of sea star that led to Paine's development of the keystone concept.

www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/12/28/starfish-dying-wasting-disease-mystery/4208859

Dec 28, 2013 ... Something is killing the starfish and no one knows what. ... Whatever is causing it can spread with astonishing speed — a healthy group of starfish can die ... So far at least 12 different starfish species are known to be at risk, Raimondi said ... If they die off, the ecological communities they live in could change ...

www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/if-these-species-go-entire-ecosystems-will-disappear

Sep 25, 2014 ... So, maybe ecosystems would collapse if keystone species go extinct, ... Perhaps the projected tens or hundreds of species going extinct ... Imagine what would happen to herbivores dependent on these plants if bees vanished! ... Kelp forest ecosystems support hundreds of species from sea stars to sharks.

news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/150915-sea-star-wasting-disease-epidemic-update-oceans-animals-science

Sep 15, 2015 ... The massacre of sea stars along the West Coast continues, although the pace has slowed ... So if you take away a predator, the prey will thrive.

news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/03/150401-urchins-sea-stars-monterey-bay-california-animals

Apr 1, 2015 ... Ecologists say the urchins, uncurbed by sea stars and otters, soon ... But no one can say for sure whether the newly discovered urchin wasting is linked to sea star wasting. .... It can happen quickly. ... When this photo ran in a 1992 issue of National Geographic, bald eagles were still an endangered species.

www.takepart.com/article/2016/02/19/sea-star-disease-climate-change

Feb 19, 2016 ... A sea star suffering from sea star wasting disease. ... but our findings show that if the water hadn't been so hot that year, the impact would most ... to human- induced climate change, the future of sea stars could be threatened.