Mark Eakin

Oct. 05, 2012

Starfish Blamed for Great Barrier Reef Coral Loss

Crown-of-thorns starfish are partly to blame for the Great Barrier Reef's alarming loss of coral cover.

coral, coral reef, great barrier reef, oceans, oceanography, global warming, climate change

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Dr. Seuss's McElligot's Pool (1947) features some fantastic fish—ones with pinwheel-like tails, curly noses, long floppy ears, or Kangaroo pouches. The fictional fish do have some truly strange nonfictional cousins, among which are giant oarfish, barreleye fish, and sawfish.

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