Killer Starfish

CC Image from Wikimedia

CC Image from Wikimedia

By:Ellesse C.

The crown of thorns starfish has become a massive threat to the coral population. Every so often a major outbreak occurs with the species and they devour what may seem like a small amount of coral to us but in the long run it takes a major tool on the reef. The decrease in the amount of coral reefs also affects many of the other animals that thrive in that community. The massive takeovers by the starfish are still unknown. They argue that the amount of rain fall that occurs every year could be a cause, due to the releasing of nutrients, but there is not enough data to back the conclusion up. In the meantime they will try and relocate some of the coral to help protect it from the killer starfish. (Read more…)

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