Management of crown-of-thorns sea star (Acanthaster planci L.) outbreaks: Removal success depends on reef topography and timing within the reproduction cycle

@article{Bos2013ManagementOC,
  title={Management of crown-of-thorns sea star (Acanthaster planci L.) outbreaks: Removal success depends on reef topography and timing within the reproduction cycle},
  author={Arthur R. Bos and Girley S. Gumanao and Benjamin Mueller and M. M. Saceda-Cardoza},
  journal={Ocean \& Coastal Management},
  year={2013},
  volume={71},
  pages={116-122}
}
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