Crown of Thorns Starfish in the Western Indian Ocean
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Increasing numbers of crown-of-thorns starfish (COTs) Acanthaster planci are being found in the Indo-Pacific region (Engelhard 1996, Lassig and Engelhard 1994, Stump 1996). However, there appears to be a gap in the information presented by Lassig and Engelhard (1996) for the Western Indian Ocean (WIO). The Oceanographic Research Institute (ORI) in Durban has been involved in coral reef research in a number of areas in the WIO during this decade and has encountered COTs outbreaks since September 1994. The following brief account summarizes these observations......
JournalReef Encounter : The Newsletter Of The International Society For Reef Studies
Spatial CoverageWestern Indian Ocean
CitationReef Encounter, 23, p. 25-27
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