Although beautiful, the crown of thorns starfish is also viciously destructive, so much so that it is one of the greatest threats to the Great Barrier Reef. Reef Free Tours created this infographic explaining what the crown of thorns starfish is, and how it is destroying the coral reef. It details how the number of outbreaks of crown of thorns starfish (COTS) has increased greatly in the past couple of years, and also explains some of the causes for this, such as overfishing and climate change. Finally, the infographic provides some information on what people can do to help save the reef.
Leave a Reply