Echinoderm 4: Crown of Thorns Starfish

Crown of Thorns Starfish
Crown of thorns starfish

Crown of Thorns StarfishCrown of thorns starfish are one of the sea creatures that caused damage to coral reefs. They fed on stony corals (Scleractinia). My friend Leo once joined a movement to collect this sea star somewhere in Samal Island because there was a population increase of this species in that area. Their consuming the reefs faster than it can regenerate itself.

Location: Sta. Maria/ Class: Asteroidea/ Species: Acanthaster sp.

 

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