crown-of-thorns


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crown-of-thorns

a thorny euphorbiaceous Madagascan shrub, Euphorbia milii var. splendens, cultivated as a hedging shrub or pot plant, having flowers with scarlet bracts
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Giant tritons only eat about one crown-of-thorns starfish per week, so breeding enough of them to control big populations is not really feasible," said Dr.
Currently, 27 marine tourism operators and two community groups have a permit to carry out crown-of-thorns starfish control.
They have divers go down and one at a time, into the crown-of-thorns starfish, they inject a protein called sodium bisulphate and that then kills them," he said.
The researchers later tested their theory by using a-linolenic acid to attract crown-of-thorns starfish, and caught seven crown-of-thorns starfish in nine days in Okinawa in May.
The crown-of-thorns starfish made a big splash in the mid-1960s--and another in the early 1980s--when unusually large numbers of the species devastated live coral on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
Contract awarded for targeted crown-of-thorns starfish control on gbr
Australia: An Australian research team said Monday they have found an effective way to kill the destructive crown-of-thorns starfish, which is devastating coral reefs across the Pacific and Indian oceans.