Seek & Destroy

~Sally’s Diary~

We have accomplished another successful mission for removal of the Crown of Thorns starfish from the beautiful reefs at Mantabuan. Mike, Yunus and myself spent this morning seeking them out and collecting them up into baskets for safe removal from the sea. It is very important not to harm them whilst removing them from the sea as this can stress them and make them release their eggs. We destroy them humanely well away from the beach. A few Crown of Thorns starfish will actually do good to a reef, allowing the slower growing corals a chance amongst the fast growing corals and giving a balance to a reef, but unfortunately in large numbers they can destroy everything. Today we took about 750 from the Reef, so well done to our patient boatmen, maintenance crew for assisting us with this.










By |December 6th, 2009|News|

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