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Philippine dive guide Nhato Reuyan pours sand over a crown-of-thorns sea star. Although not an invasive species, outbreaks of this "star fish" can contribute to coral reef declines as they are highly efficient at eating coral. The topic of killing them to help reefs is controversial.
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Shane Gross
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Philippine dive guide Nhato Reuyan pours sand over a crown-of-thorns sea star. Although not an invasive species, outbreaks of this "star fish" can contribute to coral reef declines as they are highly efficient at eating coral. The topic of killing them to help reefs is controversial.