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Crown Of Thorns Starfish
ABC ME  |  November 14, 2017
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Despite a new, potent injectable to help divers kill record numbers of crown of thorns starfish, the plague continues to eat huge swathes of the Great Barrier Reef down to white skeletons. Reporter Anja Taylor visits some Queensland scientists working on creative ways of controlling their numbers, from robot starfish terminators to the terrifying smell of giant underwater snails.

Despite a new, potent injectable to help divers kill record numbers of crown of thorns starfish, the plague continues to eat huge swathes of the Great Barrier Reef down to white skeletons. Reporter Anja Taylor visits some Queensland scientists working on creative ways of controlling their numbers, from robot starfish terminators to the terrifying smell of giant underwater snails.

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