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Starfish that dines on coral is a management challenge

  • COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT

    A crown-of-thorns starfish eats rice coral in New Caledonia. Research is inconclusive on whether the animal does lasting harm to coral reefs.

‘If I see one in an area, I leave it,” a knowledgeable Palauan dive guide told me recently. “But if there’s two or more, I kill them.” Read more

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