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Crown-of-thorns starfish ‘cockroach of the ocean’ and much more resilient than previously thought – ABC News

Researchers have raised juvenile crown-of-thorns starfish in a lab and discovered worrying new findings about its progression into adulthood.

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It’s hard to comprehend the destruction this ethereal creature could do in its lifetime a juvenile crown-of-thorns starfish, raised in a lab where researchers have discovered worrying new findings about its progression into adulthood.
Key points:

  • Juvenile crown-of-thorns starfish will eat a range of foods to survive
  • The trait makes them much more resilient than researchers first thought
  • Researchers hope to find the trigger for juveniles to move from algae to coral
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