Crown of Thorns Cull to Save Reefs
Source: The Herald Sun
August 27, 2012
"DIVERS have killed about 1300 of the coral-devouring crown of thorns starfish on reefs off Cairns in the first 10 days of an intensive mission to prevent another outbreak.
Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators executive director Col McKenzie said the 14- member dive crew targeted the pest starfish at Briggs, Moore and Tedford reefs for the first 10-day mission.
He had hoped the team would cull about 500 crown of thorns starfish in that time and was surprised by the result."
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