Population Study Survey of Acanthaster planci, the Crown-of-Thorns starfish on the North-West Coast Moorea, French Polynesia

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Outbreaks of Acanthaster planci, the Crown-of-Thorns starfish, have been known to cause considerable amounts of damage to coral reef systems. Surveys of A. planci populations in Moorea, French Polynesia in 2004 indicated the island was experiencing the beginning stages of an outbreak. The goal of the present study was to survey the population densities of… (More)

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