Coral-eating starfish threaten Great Barrier Reef

November 3rd, 2020

New Scientist, Online, 02/11/20

Along with climate change, one of the biggest threats to the Great Barrier Reef is the crown-of-thorns starfish, a voracious coral predator that can grow to one metre in length and weigh up to 50 kilograms. However, Russ Babcock, marine ecologist with CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, and his colleagues, believe that underwater robots could do the job just as well.

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