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Title: An atlas of the skeletal components of the crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci (L))
Authors: Walbran, P.D
Corporate author: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Year of publication: 1987
Year: 1987
Publisher: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Place of publication: Townsville
Type of document: Report
Series/Report no.: Technical memorandum TM-11
Technical memorandum series
Abstract: In recent years extensive damage has been caused to many reefs in the Great Barrier Reef complex by the crown-of-thorns starfish (A. planci). Authors on the subject are divided as to whether the outbreaks are a recurring natural phenomenon or a result of the influence of man. 'The identification of crow-of-thorns skeletal-rich zones in reef sediment and cores may help to determine if large population fluctuations occurred prior to the arrival of Europeans in central Queensland.
ISBN: 9780642526410
Connection to GBRMPA: GBRMPA published this item
Subjects: Great Barrier Reef (Qld.)
Skeletal architecture
Acanthaster planci
Crown-of-thorns starfish
Weeds, pests and disease
Effects on the Reef
Reef Ecosystems and Species
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