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The method could keep the crown-of-thorns starfish away from the reef and drive them to areas where they can be exterminated by traditional means.
By equipping divers with this hands-on practical advice and making the single-shot method more widely available, we are able to boost the capacity of our crown-of-thorns starfish control program and ensure the work is as effective as possible.
It's painstaking, you have to go through it one at a time, but that has been the most effective way we've ever had of being able to kill crown-of-thorns in very large numbers," he added.
In addition to overfishing, pollution and global warming, coral reefs worldwide have been endangered by the crown-of-thorns starfish, the population of which is believed to be growing.
Spines and ossicles also abound in deeper, older sediments, revealing the crown-of-thorns as a longtime resident, the team reports in the Aug.
Posada said other fresh crown-of-thorns outbreaks have been reported from Guam, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea and the central Indian Ocean.
It's a thorny plant, and its name is crown-of-thorns (Euphorbia Milii).