Starfish destroying the reef as it feeds

Starfish destroying the reef as it feeds

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Caption: A crown of thorns starfish, Acanthaster planci. It is feeding on the reef and destroying it in the process, as can be seen by the white dead patches. Photographed at Tomokomafatu, Halmahera, Maluku Islands, Indonesia.

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Keywords: acanthaster, acanthaster planci, acanthasteridae, biology, blue crown of thorns, coral, dead, destruction, devouring, feeding, halmahera, hard coral, individual, indonesia, invertebrate, maluku islands, one, reef, remote, starfish, tomokomafatu, tropical, underwater, zoology

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