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Volunteers hope efforts to remove invasive northern Pacific seastar will make a difference – ABC News

For almost four decades Tasmanians have waged war against the invasive northern Pacific seastar, now a group of divers are hoping their sustained effort to remove…



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For 26 years, Benni Vincent has captured her underwater diving expeditions on camera.
Key points:

  • The northern Pacific seastar was first detected in Tasmanian waters in 1986
  • By the time removal efforts began, the species was well established in the Derwent River
  • The volunteer divers are hoping a regular effort over three to five years could help control it

But while she loves snapping the different creatures she encounters, there is one species that has become an all too familiar sight.
“The starfish…

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