How can you kill a starfish?

Because starfish like to eat clams and oysters, fishermen who gather shellfish have tried for years to get rid of them. To kill the starfish, fishermen would catch them, slice them right in half, and throw them back in the ocean.Click to see full answer. Accordingly, do starfish die if you take them out of the water?No. The starfish would not die from being out of water for the length of time it takes to take a few pictures. You can often see them attached to rocks and pilings during low tide, and they would be out of water for longer than it takes to get a couple of pictures. But they can’t stay out of the water indefinitely.One may also ask, how do starfish die? The reason is simple, starfish will die almost instantly just because it is exposed to the air. However, some people say that it is just a myth, because just like fish that breathe through its gills, starfish should do just fine if exposed to fresh air for just a moment. Also to know is, is it OK to pick up starfish? Starfish are delicate and if disturbed too much can contract a bad disease. Also, check if you are in a marine protected area. In this case, you cannot pick up the starfish. When you pick up the starfish, (if you still decide that’s what you want to do) keep in mind where you are holding it.What is killing sea stars?From Alaska to Baja California, starfish populations have been decimated by sea star wasting syndrome, a disease that turns the darlings of the tide pool world into heaping piles of goo within days of exposure.

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