Crown of thorn starfish eating American Samoa's reefs | Pacific Beat

Crown of thorn starfish eating American Samoa's reefs

Crown of thorn starfish eating American Samoa's reefs

Updated 14 February 2013, 18:15 AEDT

Authorities in American Samoa say there's an outbreak of crown of thorn starfish in reefs around American Samoa, the first since the 1970s.

During that outbreak, about 80 percent of reefs around American Samoa were damaged.

Tim Clarke, is a marine ecologist with the National Park Service of American Samoa and is involved in a program to kill the starfish.

Presenter: Heather Jarvis

Speaker: Tim Clarke, a marine ecologist with the National Park Service of American Samoa

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