Acanthaster planci infestations of reefs and coral assemblages in Japan: a retrospective analysis of control efforts

@article{Yamaguchi1986AcanthasterPI,
  title={Acanthaster planci infestations of reefs and coral assemblages in Japan: a retrospective analysis of control efforts},
  author={Masashi Yamaguchi},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={1986},
  volume={5},
  pages={23-30}
}
Reef-building corals have been extensively degraded by Acanthaster planci infestations which have continued to spread throughout the Ryukyu archipelago since 1969. Intensive control efforts were undertaken by fishermen and divers by hand-collecting and disposal on land with removal of about 13 million starfish at the total cost of over 600 million yen from 1970 to 1983 fiscal year. The control programs were mostly unsuccessful for saving the reefs from predation because the efforts were… CONTINUE READING

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