Lime Juice and Vinegar Injections as a Cheap and Natural Alternative to Control COTS Outbreaks

  title={Lime Juice and Vinegar Injections as a Cheap and Natural Alternative to Control COTS Outbreaks},
  author={Gr{\'e}goire Moutardier and Sompert Gereva and Suzanne C Mills and Mehdi Adjeroud and Ricardo Beldade and Jayven Ham and Rocky Kaku and Pascal Dumas and Richard K. F. Unsworth},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Outbreaks of the corallivorous crown-of-thorns seastar Acanthaster planci (COTS) represent one of the greatest disturbances to coral reef ecosystems in the Indo-Pacific, affecting not only coral reefs but also the coastal communities which rely on their resources. While injection approaches are increasingly used in an attempt to control COTS densities, most of them display severe drawbacks including logistical challenges, high residual environmental impacts or low cost-effectiveness. We tested… CONTINUE READING
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