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Starfish a popular meal at the Great Barrier Reef

by GBRMPA Media 22 May 00:50 UTC
Crown-of-thorns boost © GBRMPA

Crown-of-thorns starfish are on the menu for many more fish species than previously suspected.

The native starfish is responsible for widespread damage to the Great Barrier Reef, with a fourth outbreak currently underway.

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