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Crown of thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) feeding on a table coral (Acropora sp.). The crown of thorns is a ravenous predator of corals, and a rapid rise in its numbers has led to the destruction of large areas of reef. Photographed in Irian Jaya, Indonesia.
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