Starfish wars: Cash injection in hope of making attack on Great Barrier Reef crown of thorn problem

The Cairns Post

07 December 2013

THE battle to eradicate crown of thorn starfish has intensified with an injection of $1.1m in funding to provide another dedicated boat and crew for culling the destructive creature.

The crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS) can destroy coral faster than it can regenerate and is one of the most significant threats to the Great Barrier Reef. Read more