Summer Reef health update Crown of Thorns Starfish | Coral 1 day ago   01:19

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Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Our latest summer Reef health update featuring our Acting Chief Scienist Dr Mark Read.

Each summer we keep a close eye on the Great Barrier Reef as this time of the year presents the highest risk to the ecosystem from thermal stress, rainfall and floods, cyclones and storms, and outbreaks of crown-of-thorns starfish.

Read the latest information on our website:
http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/the-reef/reef-health/reef-health-updates-summer-2018-19

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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 QLD scientists working on creative ways of controlling their numbers, from robot starfish terminators to the terrifying smell of giant underwater snails.