Dr David Westcott: Crown-of-thorns starfish management is effective

Published by the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program

The Great Barrier Reef Restoration Symposium 2018 - Dr David Westcott - CSIRO - Crown-of-thourns starfish mamagement is effective

The predatory crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS) is a key threat to the Great Barrier Reef, in addition to the impacts of climate change, such as coral bleaching and pollution. Outbreaks are becoming more common, believed to be driven by human activity. Recent research shows manual COTS control is effective.

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