marine biology

ocean disease

Starfish Babies Offer Hope Amid Mass Deaths In The Pacific

Marine biologists are seeing hundreds of baby sea stars, prompting hopes that the species can bounce back from a devastating wasting disease.

05/04/2015

Biologists isolated a virus that is different from any other virus known to infect marine life; it's dubbed a “sea star associated densovirus.” (Photo by MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images)

Scientists Solve Mystery Of Starfish Die-Off

Biologists isolated a virus that is different from any other virus known to infect marine life; it’s dubbed a “sea star associated densovirus.”

11/18/2014

A school of manini fish pass over a coral reef at Hanauma Bay in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Scientists See Severe Coral Bleaching Near Hawaii

Marine biologists are seeing higher-than-normal ocean temperatures that are causing near-shore bleaching across the islands.

10/06/2014

Marine biologists say a deadly wasting disease has infected starfish from Mexico to Alaska. (Getty Images)

Mystery Starfish Killer Lurks Along Entire West Coast

Marine biologists say a deadly wasting disease has been recorded from Mexico to Alaska.

06/09/2014

A screen grab of the Midshipman fish. (Credit: allkayakfishing.com)

Fish Mating Call Blamed For Loud Humming Sound In West Seattle

A loud, ominous humming sound has been keeping a portion of West Seattle residents awake at night. Some have even reportedly been jarred from sleep by the low rumble, sometimes described as a growl, accompanying it. The Marine Biology program at the University of Washington may have solved the mystery of its source – the Midshipman fish.

09/07/2012