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Deadly Starfish Eats Coral: Crown of Thorns Starfish (COTS) crisis
 
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The venomous thorn-like spines that protect this starfish are the least of our problems - this species is destroying coral reefs in many parts of the world due to an imbalance in the oceans - find out more in this video.
LOOKOUT! Toxic Starfish!
 
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Please SUBSCRIBE - http://bit.ly/BWchannel Tour Tickets on Sale! - http://bit.ly/bravetickets Pre-Order Coyote’s Book - http://bit.ly/BOOKbraveadventures Watch More - http://bit.ly/OLgoldticket On this episode of Beyond the Tide, Coyote and Mark go on their first official scuba diving adventure off the coast of Hawaii! The Hawaiian Islands, a well known divers paradise, boast some of the most amazing collections of marine life in the world…so the Brave Wilderness team figured “why not start at the top?!” If enjoying the clear blue waters off the coast of Kauai wasn’t enough, toward the end of their first dive Coyote discovers the infamous “Crown of Thorns” Sea Star and IT IS HUGE! Being one of the largest and most bizarre looking sea stars on earth, get this, the Crown of Thorns is also highly venomous! So will Coyote get spiked trying to display this aquatic pincushion to the cameras? Get ready to find out and meet one Toxic Starfish! HUGE thanks to Dive Masters Mike Hanna and Brian O’Hara for making this adventure possible and keeping Coyote and Mark safe on their first scuba diving adventure! If you’re ever in Kauai and want a first class scuba diving experience make sure to contact Mike and Brain and tell them Coyote sent you! - http://bit.ly/diveinkauai Special thanks to Aron Sanchez our marine life expert, please check out his channel here - http://bit.ly/waterbodychannel Hey Coyote Pack! Coyote and the crew are going ON TOUR all across the Eastern United States and are super excited to finally meet members of the Coyote Pack in person! If you want the chance to meet Coyote, Mark and Mario make sure to buy tickets soon, because they are going fast! East Coast Tour Dates and Ticket Links 9-13-17 **SECRET SHOW** - Columbus, OH - http://bit.ly/BRAVEcolumbus 9-15-17 New York, NY - http://bit.ly/BRAVEnewyork 9-16-17 Washington, DC - http://bit.ly/BRAVEwashingtondc 9-17-17 Philadelphia, PA - http://bit.ly/BRAVEphilly 9-18-17 Richmond, VA - http://bit.ly/BRAVErichmond 9-19-17 Charlotte, NC - http://bit.ly/BRAVEcharlotte 9-21-17 Orlando, FL - http://bit.ly/BRAVEorlando 9-22-17 Tampa, FL - http://bit.ly/BRAVEtampa 9-23-17 Fort Lauderdale, FL - http://bit.ly/BRAVEftlauderdale 9-24-17 Atlanta, GA - http://bit.ly/BRAVEatlanta In addition to the tour, Coyote is also announcing the Golden Adventure Ticket! A ticket that gains you access to a very exclusive REAL adventure with Coyote and the crew. Only a limited number of tickets will be given out at the tour stops, so make sure to show up and try to find one! *No purchase is necessary to have a chance to find a ticket at the venues, but you do need to show up! Will you be one of the few to find Golden Adventure Ticket and join the team in the field?! We sure hope! Either way, these next few months are going to be a blast! We’ll see you all very soon! Beyond the Tide explores the mysterious world of the ocean and brings you closer than ever to its most fascinating creatures. Whether it’s tide pools, lagoons or the deepest depths of the sea Coyote Peterson and the Brave Wilderness crew will take you there! The Brave Wilderness Channel is your one stop connection to a wild world of adventure and amazing up close animal encounters! Follow along with adventurer and animal expert Coyote Peterson and his crew as they lead you on four exciting expedition series including the Emmy Award Winning Breaking Trail, Dragon Tails, Coyote’s Backyard and Beyond the Tide - featuring everything from Grizzly Bears and Crocodiles to Rattlesnakes and Tarantulas…each episode offers an opportunity to learn something new. So SUBSCRIBE NOW and join the adventure that brings you closer to the most beloved, bizarre and misunderstood creatures known to man! GET READY...things are about to get WILD! New Episodes Every Wednesday and Friday at 7AM EST! Subscribe Now! https://www.youtube.com/BraveWilderness Buy Coyote’s Book! http://bit.ly/BOOKbraveadventures Official Website: https://www.BraveWilderness.com Brave Wilderness on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bravewilderness/ Coyote Peterson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CoyotePeterson Coyote Peterson on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CoyotePeterson Coyote Peterson on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/CoyotePeterson Coyote Peterson G+: https://plus.google.com/100310803754690323805/about
Views: 8014990 Brave Wilderness
Crown of Thorns Starfish | Coral reef killers
 
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Despite a new, potent injectable to help divers kill record numbers of Crown of Thorns Starfish, the plague continues to eat huge swathes of the Great Barrier Reef down to white skeletons. Reporter Anja Taylor visits some QLD scientists working on creative ways of controlling their numbers, from robot starfish terminators to the terrifying smell of giant underwater snails.
Views: 70450 ABC Science
Giant triton vs crown of thorns starfish
 
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Crown of thorns starfish are responsible for more than half of all coral loss on the Great Barrier Reef. Scientists are looking for ways to use their natural enemy, the giant triton, to disperse the starfish. Source: AIMS http://ow.ly/nKjZ303uQp6
Views: 55852 New Scientist
Killing Star Fish to Save the Great Barrier Reef - Australia with Simon Reeve - BBC
 
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Discover key moments from history and stories about fascinating people on the official BBC Documentary channel: http://bit.ly/BBCDocs_YouTube_Channel Simon goes for a dive looking for crown of thorns starfish, and they really live up to their name. But the danger they pose to the Great Barrier Reef means that conservationists must resort to drastic measures to protect the delicate coral and ecosystems. Subscribe to the BBC Studios channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=BBCWorldwide BBC Studios Channel: http://www.youtube.com/BBCStudios This is a channel from BBC Studios who help fund new BBC programmes..
Views: 28271 BBC Studios
Facts: The Crown-of-Thorns Starfish
 
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Quick facts about this venomous and invasive sea star! The crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci)! Crown-of-thorns facts! Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvVWg9g4zQeoYdBsLbGypBQ .5 in (1 cm) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Music from YouTube Free Audio Library Griphop by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100413 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ References Lawrence, J. M. (2013). Starfish: biology and ecology of the Asteroidea. JHU Press. https://amzn.to/2KKcKqD Hoover, J.P. (2010). The Ultimate Guide to Hawaiian Reef Fishes: Sea Turtles, Dolphins, Whales, and Seals. Mutual Publishing. https://amzn.to/2IQS2Uv http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/species.php?sc=1043 http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/about-the-reef/animals/crown-of-thorns-starfish http://www.aims.gov.au/docs/research/biodiversity-ecology/threats/cots.html http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2017-04-06/crown-of-thorns-starfish-dna-reveals-coral-killers-weakness/8415058 https://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/cred/crown-of-thorns_seastar.php Videos Licensed Under Creative Commons https://vimeo.com/56888989 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B3ZXFf0m-c&t=1s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJo_GnGFFAk Images Licensed Under Creative Commons jon hanson on flickr. - http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonhanson/89930167/, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=665552 Eric Gaba (Sting - fr:Sting) - Own workCoast lines : U.S. NGDC World Coast Line ;Reference for the limits of the Indo-Pacific biogeographic region : Spalding, Mark D., Helen E. Fox, Gerald R. Allen, Nick Davidson et al. "Marine Ecoregions of the World: A Bioregionalization of Coastal and Shelf Areas". Bioscience Vol. 57 No. 7, July/August 2007, pp. 573-583, available through the World Wildlife Fund's site, GFDL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4112753 Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=256895 Rore bzh - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4843079 pakmat - [1], CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2347125 JSLUCAS75 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18843895 https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18845330 https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18845472 https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18846142 https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18846277 https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18846345 https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20143039 https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20143101 Kent Wang - Purple Crown of Thorns https://www.flickr.com/photos/kentwang/ National Marine Sanctuaries – Triton's Trumpet Arnaud Abadie - Close up Crown of Thorns https://www.flickr.com/photos/arnaudabadie/ Ryan McMinds - Crown of Thorns Tube Feet https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
Views: 5537 Deep Marine Scenes
Crown of Thorns Starfish Threaten the Great Barrier Reef
 
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Help us save the Great Barrier Reef. Your donation will support our research on containing the Crown of Thorns Starfish outbreaks that devastate the Reef: http://australianmuseum.net.au/Help-the-Reef Since 1980, Australia's Great Barrier Reef has lost half its coral. The main causes are storm damage and COTS. We can’t stop the storms, but we can promote coral recovery by containing COTS. Further research is required on causal factors and methods of control. The Australian Museum’s Lizard Island Research Station is ideally located for COTS research and has hosted significant discoveries, such as the new single-shot injection technique shown in the video above. It is expensive to maintain first-rate marine research facilities on a remote tropical island. Visiting scientists contribute as much as they can afford, but the Station could not continue without the ongoing support of the Australian Museum and donors.
Views: 12925 Australian Museum
Outback Matt Captures Crown-of-Thorns Starfish - July 2008
 
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Crown-of-Thorns Starfish captured!
Views: 4506 NJPOutbackMatt
Poor girl accidentally stepped on a crown-of-thorns starfish
 
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This girl was accidentally stepped on a crown-of-thorns starfish while swimming on the beach of medina, misamis oriental philippines. She was terribly hurted and no medics came to response.
Views: 449 Jiffy Lama
VOS2-08 Full Episode - Crown of Thorns Invades Samoa
 
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In this episode we visit the National Park in American Samoa with ecologist Tim Clark. We’ll be doing some underwater surveying, looking for outbreaks of the crown of thorns starfish, which is devastating reefs across the Pacific. Tim and his team are also mapping fish habitat in the park, and he’ll talk about the tools and technology they use in their dives. Find out more at voiceofthesea.org.
Views: 2895 Voice of the Sea TV
Mega-venomous starfish and a turtle happy meal
 
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A critically endangered turtle snacking on its favourite food kicks off this dive on Thailand's Hin Bida reef ... and then it's on to creatures of the more venomous kind: a coral-devouring crown-of-thorns starfish and the toxic spines of a lion fish. Dive trips kindly sponsored by Raya Divers, Thailand -http://www.rayadivers.com
Views: 461767 Earth Touch
Crown of Thorns Starfish of Sulawesi
 
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Acanthaster planci (Spinulosida: Acantheracaea) in a bucket on Kadidiri
Views: 13988 Quaoar Power
How a Crown-of-Thorns starfish reacts to the smell of a Giant Triton
 
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Researchers at AIMS are currently investigating the mechanisms that drive Crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS) outbreaks on the Great Barrier Reef and how they might be controlled. One project, part of the Australian Government's National Landcare Initiative Reef Rescue Program, is looking into the potential for natural predators to be used to control COTS numbers. The giant triton, a large marine snail, is a known natural predator of COTS. Using its well-developed sense of smell, a giant triton is able to locate and pursue a COTS, eventually catching, killing and eating it. However, COTS also have a keen sense of smell, and can sense when a giant triton is near. Read more about the project here: http://www.aims.gov.au/docs/media/featured-content/-/asset_publisher/Ydk18I5jDwF7/content/the-triton-that-ate-the-crown-of-thorns Watch the video to see how a COTS reacts to the scent of a giant triton.
Guard crabs defend coral home from crown of thorns starfish.wmv
 
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Only 1 cm in width, coral guard crabs (Trapezia cymodoce) are able to fight off the much larger (50-80 cm wide) crown-of-thorns starfish, preventing it from devouring their coral home. A true marine David and Goliath story!
Views: 20215 Jessica Stella
Crown-Of-Thorns Sea Star, Close-Up Moving On Tube Feet, Mobility Of Seastars
 
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Nature videos of Crown-Of-Thorns, How Seastars Move, Sea Stars, Starfish, Tube Feet, Venomous from around the world. https://www.naturefootage.com/video-clips/PW06_074/crown-of-thorns-sea-star--close-up-moving-on-tube-feet--mobility-of-seastars Crown-Of-Thorns Sea Star, Close-Up Moving On Tube Feet, Mobility Of Seastars
Views: 15 NatureFootage
Crown of Thorns Starfish invasion - SATAFIA  Session in NAPAI - Caluya, Antique, Philippines - April
 
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We faced a Crown of Thorns Starfish invasion and we tried to do damage control with the help of the local pana fishermen. The video was taken in Napai, one single dive-site/pana fishing spot in Caluya Antique, Philippines. in one session more than 1800 pieces got collected and removed. we were only collecting in the shallow area since we have no scuba gear available. Unfortunately the COTS became a constant challenge. Caluya is a group of 10 Islands and it seems the COTS are just moving from island to island and leave a path of destruction. We hope to raise awareness with the locals, that they might organize themselves to maintain their fishing-grounds 'free' of Crown of Thorns Starfish. We tried to offer a small financial incentive of 1php/pcs. for the locals to collect the COTS. in some areas the COTS were like a carpet over the hard corals, a good free-diver is collecting up to 15pcs in one single dive. Special thanks to DFS - German Environmental Consulting for raising awareness on the issue and providing a cash incentive for the fishermen. http://www.dfs-online.de/
Views: 72 Chalchi Caluya
Crown-of-thorns starfish Vs Sea Urchin Underwater video
 
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Considered the premier dive site in the Gulf of Thailand, Sail Rock is a pinnacle which rises to 15m above and 40m below the surface. Sail Rock lies between Koh Phangan and Koh tao. It's famous for its natural underwater vertical swim through or chimney which divers can enter at 6 metres and exit at 18. It is also the visiting site of many larger pelagic fish including chevron barracuda, big schools of mackerel, jacks, trevally and tuna. You may encounter a seasonal whale shark with over 40 spotted at Sail Rock in 2012 alone. Giant moray eels and lion fish have also taken up residency. The Trigger fish are also very playful during their nesting period! http://hinbhairesort.com http://en.fotolia.com/p/203930711/partner/203930711
Views: 4443 SailRockDailyNews
Pacific triton hunts and eats crown-of-thorns starfish
 
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The Pacific triton (Charonia tritonis, also known as the “giant triton”) is a large marine snail that inhabits coral reefs throughout the Indo-Pacific region. They feed on echinoderms, and are particularly fond of crown-of-thorns starfish, a coral-eating starfish that occurs in outbreak proportions on the Great Barrier Reef and elsewhere. Despite the COTS sharp spines and having a highly toxic coating (saponin), tritons are highly effective COTS hunters, as shown in this video, taken at AIMS' Townsville facility. For more information on AIMS research into the Pacific triton and COTS, head to: http://ow.ly/dRV3302yKns
Giant Triton eats Crown-of-Thorns Starfish at Beaver Reef, Australia
 
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Day 2 entire sequence. Giant Triton (Charonia tritonis) attacks and consumes Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster planci) on Beaver Reef (Mission Beach, Australia) in 2002. Filmed by Kylie and video courtesy of Big Blue Office. Thanks also to Quick Cat Cruises, Mission Beach. https://www.change.org/p/science-hunt-for-food-not-trophies http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/The_Giant_Triton_Charonia_tritonis_listed_on_CITES/?czUdvdb
Views: 9696 John Paterson
Crown of Thorns Starfish
 
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The Crown of Thorns starfish feed on coral tissue and can destroy entire coral structures, making way for algae or new coral polyps to settle, as it is seen eating Acropora here. This film was created during the Living Oceans Foundation's Farasan Islands Expedition, May 11, 2006.
Views: 19231 oceancontent
Effective crown-of-thorns starfish control programs
 
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This video provides: Hints on how to search and identify crown-of-thorns starfish and their feeding scars How to effectively inject the starfish using each endorsed method How to record control program efforts
Giant Triton and Crown of Thorns Starfish COTS at AIMS
 
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Scope Season 3 Episode 083 SCOPING OUT AIMS
Views: 18528 Peter Thomas-Hall
MERMAID MINUTE #2: STARFISH! Sea Stars, Sun Stars, Crown of Thorns Starfish and more!
 
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This is Episode #2 of the Mermaid Minute, the only ocean education web series hosted by a mermaid! Mermaid Linden teaches you about STARFISH! Bat Stars, Sun Stars, the Crown of Thorns Starfish, Ochre Stars and more! Did you know that starfish are echinoderms? They aren't really stars, or fish! Starfish come in almost every color in the rainbow. They use suction cup-like feet on their under sides, which help them move across the ocean floor. They have TWO stomachs and an EYE at the end of EVERY ARM! That must come in handy, they can see in every direction! There is so much to LEARN about STARFISH! Now is your chance to ask a real mermaid your questions about the ocean! SUBSCRIBE below at the end of the video to receive updates with each new episode release, and ask Mermaid Linden a QUESTION in the COMMENTS window! See and learn more here: http://www.mermaidminute.com

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Views: 71670 Mermaid Linden
COTSbot, the world’s first robot targeting crown-of-thorns starfish – ABC News 31-08-15
 
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Learn more about the COTSbot: http://ow.ly/WVqMi QUT roboticists have developed the world's first robot designed to seek out and control the Great Barrier Reef's crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS), which are responsible for an estimated 40 per cent of the reef's total decline in coral cover. The COTSbot completed its first sea trials this week in Queensland's Moreton Bay to test its mechanical parts and navigation system.
Views: 7660 TheQUTube
Giant Triton eats Crown-of-Thorns Starfish
 
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Giant Triton (Charonia tritonis) attacks and consumes Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster planci) on Beaver Reef (Mission Beach, Australia) in 2002. Filmed by Kylie and video courtesy of Big Blue Office. Thanks also to Quick Cat Cruises, Mission Beach. https://www.change.org/p/science-hunt-for-food-not-trophies http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/The_Giant_Triton_Charonia_tritonis_listed_on_CITES/?czUdvdb
Views: 41145 John Paterson
Sea Stars | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD
 
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At first glance, starfish, more properly called sea stars, aren't doing much of anything. But Jonathan's investigations reveal a slow-motion predator that hunts and attacks its prey. Traveling the world, Jonathan investigates sea stars from the tropics to the Antarctic and uses time-lapse photography to reveal an amazing complexity to the world of the sea star. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! You can buy some Blue World T-shirts & Swag! http://www.blueworldtv.com/shop You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com ********************************************************************** You might not think of sea stars as being very intelligent, and you’d be right, but you might be impressed by some of the amazing things they can do, especially considering they don’t have a brain! Starfish, more correctly called sea stars, live just about everywhere in the ocean, from the tropics, to Antarctica and everywhere in between. They come in all shapes and sizes from fat and stubby… to long and skinny. This brittle star walks with a coordinated effort using its rays like legs. But most sea stars get around using hundreds or thousands of tiny tube feet on their underside. This is a Northern Sea star, living in the coastal waters of New England, and it’s a predator. It’s hunting a scallop. It’s a drama played out in slow motion as the sea star moves in for a grip on the scallop’s shell. But the scallop is not defenseless. With a mighty blast of water, the scallop jets away to safety. So the sea star wraps itself around a mussel. Mussels are attached to the bottom and can’t get away. The sea star uses it’s strong tube feet with suction cups to pull the mussel open a tiny bit, and digests its victim by injecting its stomach inside the mussel. Picking up the sea star, I can see that it has the mussel firmly in its grip. But not all sea stars feed on mussels and scallops. A Basket star feeds on plankton in the water. It has finely branched arms that act like a net, to catch the tiny bits of food floating by. It positions itself to be able to grab as much plankton as possible in the current. Exploring a reef in the tropical Pacific, I find a Crown-of-thorns sea star dining on the coral. This thorny, armored sea star is one of only a few animals that can digest living coral. It wraps itself around a coral colony and eats the polyps, leaving a dead, bleached coral skeleton behind. Here’s a healthy colony of plate coral. And here’s one that has been eaten by a crown-of-thorns. Outbreaks of these sea stars have been known to kill entire reefs. Carefully picking one up to avoid the sharp and venomous spines, I can see the stomach, which the sea star inverts out of its mouth to digest the coral outside of its body. These sea stars are the second largest in the world, growing bigger than a dinner plate. But if you think these are big, wait until you see the largest sea star in the world! To find it, I've come all the way to British Columbia. I'm looking for the Giant Sun Star, and you won't believe the size of this thing! In the cold, murky waters of the Canadian north Pacific, I swim through beautiful gardens of sponges, anemones and soft coral, searching for a Giant Sun star. And then, down on the bottom, I find what I’m looking for. It has up to 24 arms, more properly called rays and reaches 3 feet across. This is the world’s largest sea star! Compared to most sea stars, the Giant Sun Star is a speed demon, cruising along the bottom in search of its favorite food—other sea stars and the occasional sea cucumber! Here, a sea cucumber makes an emergency retreat to escape this hungry Sun Star on the move! A thousand miles south on a reef in the tropics, I find a blue Linckia sea star on the bottom. Like the vast majority of sea stars, this one has only 5 rays. With tiny tube feet on its underside, this sea star barely seems to move, but when I speed things up with time lapse photography, Linckia sea stars appear very active, moving about and grazing the bottom for food. But even more curiously, they are polite, restraining from walking on top of each other. Like bumper cars, when one Linckia touches another, they each go the other direction. It’s all very civilized. In an hour, a Linckia on the move can travel several car lengths.
Views: 643306 BlueWorldTV
Crown-of-Thorns Starfish
 
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Hordes of Crown-of-Thorns starfish can devour coral reefs. The Crown-of-Thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) feeds on coral. Low numbers of this starfish increase reef diversity, but large numbers can destroy reefs. Avoiding human activities that increase starfish numbers is more effective than trying to control Crown-of-Thorns outbreaks once they happen. A DVD of over 30 Microdocs can be purchased at http://ggfilms.com/products-page/
Views: 53000 Microdocs
Crown-of-thorns sea star starfish stock footage
 
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Crown-of-Thorns sea star (starfish) stock footage from Yap, Micronesia and the Philippines, including scenes of coral eaten by the sea star. Filmed in 1080/60i HD. To license this footage for your production contact Jonathan Bird Productions, www.jonathanbird.net
Daily Scuba News - Robots Are Ready To Kill Crown Of Thorns Starfish
 
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Robots Are Ready To Kill Crown Of Thorns Starfish Vote - http://archive.divernet.com/polls/p322372-diver-awards-2018.html Advice - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsa9lHcC4ukkP95K-5EfvAinWBGttNVpS Visit our shop - https://www.simplyscuba.com/pages/scuba-shop So as we are all aware that crown of thorns starfish is nibbling away at the Great Barrier Reef. In fact, these little blighters are one of three threats that the great barrier reef encounters every day, the other two being coral bleaching and cyclone damage. Now the other two threats are pretty hard to deal with… but killing the starfish is, to be honest pretty easy. The only issue is that this of course takes time and plenty of man hours to do, But not anymore! Queensland researchers have developed world first robots that have been designed to inject crown of thorns starfish with a lethal injection. ::Contributors:: - ABC News - Laura Garty - NOAA - Mark Newman - Shaun Johnson .................................... Social Links Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/simplyscuba Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simplyscubauk Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyScuba Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplyscuba/ To browse our huge range of top brand Scuba gear and equipment for all ages, with fast shipping and 28-day returns, visit http://www.simplyscuba.com For more helpful product videos plus expert scuba diving advice, head to http://www.youtube.com/user/SimplyScuba
Views: 860 Simply Scuba
Scientists take on Pacific crown of thorns starfish threat (PMC)
 
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SUVA (Pacific Media Centre): The crown-of-thorns phenomenon may sound like something from a Hollywood storyline. But instead it's the name given to the rapid mass reproduction of the crown of thorns (COT) starfish - the biggest threat to the Pacific's coral reefs. Named for its long poisonous spines on its exterior, the starfish are the primary cause for the extinction of live coral in the South Pacific. Dr Pascal Dumas, a researcher at the Institute for Regional Development (IRD), has been working on the phenomenon in the Pacific for almost a decade. Although this has always been a natural marine cycle for the starfish, climate change such as warming sea temperatures and nutrient run off from floods and drains into the sea are possible factors for the starfish’s population explosion. Reporter/editor: TJ Aumua, Pacific Media Centre, Auckland University of Technology Interview: IRD researcher Dr Pascal Dumas Special thanks to: University of the South Pacific Pacific Centre for Environment & Sustainable Development Institute for Regional Development (IRD) BBCWorld YouTube Island Reach YouTube ABCTV Catalyst YouTube Games of Thrones YouTube More information about the Pacific Media Centre and the PMC's Pacific Media Watch Project: www.pmc.aut.ac.nz
Crown of Thorns sea star - Puako, Hawaii
 
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Definitely one of the most unusual looking creatures on the reef! These sea stars have 19-20 legs and eat the algae on coral, leaving the coral blanched white in their wake (which you can see at the end of the video). I saw these creatures in Puako Bay on the big island. These are very otherworldly creatures.
Views: 2267 Eric Simon
Crown-of-Thorns Sea Star Feeding Movie
 
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WhyReef Kids Advisory Council 9-12-09
Views: 1773 WhyReef
Crown of Thorns Starfish (timelapse)
 
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30 second timelapse of a 6 minute video.
Views: 289 Ryan Granger
Frederieke Kroon: Identifying fish predators to manipulate crown of thorns starfish predation
 
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Population outbreaks of the Crown-of-Thorn seastar (CoTS), Acanthaster cf. solaris, have resulted in a significant decline in coral cover on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). Release of predation pressure remains one of the most likely hypothesised influences on CoTS population dynamics. To inform management of CoTS predators, we aim to identify fish species that predate on different life history stages of CoTS on the GBR. We have developed a highly innovative and non-invasive method to identify CoTS DNA in fish faeces, and successfully applied this in both laboratory and field settings. Specifically, we are applying a genetic marker, developed to identify A. cf. solaris larvae in seawater, to identify potential fish predators of CoTS that may be important as natural controllers. Fish species of interests are those that may prey on larval, post settlement and adult CoTS. So far, CoTS eDNA has been confirmed in faecal matter of three planktivorous fish species, suggesting they may play a role in reducing larval abundance and settlement. Future work will focus on fish species that may prey on settled CoTS, including species that are fished recreationally and commercially. This work will inform CoTS management by recommending approaches around the use of predator manipulation in mitigating CoTS outbreaks. eDNA, fish, fisheries, predation, [email protected]
COTSbot injects a COTS
 
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Find out more: http://bit.ly/2fTrNDA QUT roboticists have developed COTSbot, an underwater vehicle that can autonomously navigate, detect and inject crown-of-thorns starfish.
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Daily Scuba News - Scuba Divers Kill 47,000 Crown Of Thorns Starfish
 
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Scuba Divers Kill 47,000 Crown Of Thorns Starfish ScubaTube - http://bit.ly/2vHQnP7 Fun Vids - http://bit.ly/2mZLTzp Volunteer scuba divers took to the waters of Queensland to help protect Swains Reef. A couple of months ago scuba divers discovered that the crown of thorns starfish has started to eat the coral at the reef and due to the sheer numbers of these starfish the reef would be completely destroyed. .................................... Social Links Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simplyscubauk Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyScuba Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplyscuba/ To browse our huge range of top brand Scuba gear and equipment for all ages, with fast shipping and 28-day returns, visit http://www.simplyscuba.com For more helpful product videos plus expert scuba diving advice, head to http://www.youtube.com/user/SimplyScuba
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Crown-Of-Thorns Starfish detection
 
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Crown-Of-Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster planci) are described as one of the most significant threats to the Great Barrier Reef. Since the 1960's, land-based nutrient runoff has accelerated outbreaks of COTS which are destroying large areas of reef. Link to project page: https://wiki.qut.edu.au/display/cyphy/COTSBot
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Crown-of-Thorns
 
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Me interacting with crown-of-thorns sea stars. This footage is from Hawaii (the Big Island), where the crown-of-thorns population density is normal and does not present a problem (unlike the "outbreak" situations on the Great Barrier Reef). Where I dive, crown-of-thorns are few and far between, and finding one is always a thrill to me because they are such beautiful and amazing creatures. I love counting the arms (the number varies) or very gently coaxing one up. If you're going to handle a crown-of-thorns, the trick is to be extremely slow, relaxed, and gentle. You have to be careful where (and mostly how) you touch it, and to be aware that at any time you could be pricked, and accept that and be okay with it. They are covered with incredibly sharp venomous thorns that can easily puncture a glove. Some people have very bad (allergic?) reactions to being pricked, but I have been pricked a couple of times (before I got my taming techniques down) with no ill effects other than a little blood and the quick sharp pain, like a spindle. (Being pricked made me SMILE.) Later the spot was tender, swollen/bulgy, and blue just around the puncture location, but it was fine by the next day. However, I don't recommend touching them unless you're aware of the dangers of being pricked, because it's very easy to do it wrong, and it can happen in an instant. If you do pick up a crown-of-thorns and turn it over, the underside is breathtakingly gorgeous. It's one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. Flower-like, alien, unfurled. A gaping, circular, teeth-lined mouth. Delicate, soft colors, radiatingly symmetrical. Erotic. Fierce. Lovely and voracious like a flower. And all those feet, feet, feet, reaching and exploring, hanging on. The tube feet are huge and yellow, with suckers on the ends, and the crown-of-thorns will hang on to your hand with a powerful grip. Okay, maybe I'm a little crazy, but I AM in love.
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Crown-of-thorns-sea-star cellular simulation
 
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My cellular simulation on the Crown-of-thorns-sea-stars
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Giant Triton eats Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (Scene 3)
 
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Starfish pulled within shell and consumed. Filmed at Beaver Reef 2002. Video courtesy of Big Blue Office
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Crown of Thorns Starfish
 
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Killer of coral reefs. The Crown-of-Thorns Starfish clasps a stick. Hold out of the water. If you step in its toxic thorns you'll have a real problem. This starfish moves much faster than common starfish.
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Thailand: Earth's Tropical Paradise Trigger Fish Koh Tao Crown-of-thorns starfish
 
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Lara Bickerton, Simon Enderby, Spencer Arnold, Andreas Fiskeseth, Johnny Rogers on the search for Trigger Fish - Koh Tao, Thailand
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Crown of Thorns Starfish
 
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The mystery of one of the most efficient eating and breeding machines in nature. This starfish eats only one thing - coral. It has already reached uncontrollable numbers over a large part of the Great Barrier Reef. Also under impact from global warming and coral bleaching, this diverse and delicate reef ecosystem is under extreme pressure.
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The crown of thorns starfish  (Acanthaster planci )
 
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The crown of thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci ) are one of the oceans most efficient coral predators. They can grow to more than 1 m in diameter; have 16 to 18 arms, the entire upper surface of its body covered in long venomous spines. This species was recorded in our reason survey at Musandam peninsula
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sediment pollution and crown of thorns sea stars
 
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Government links on crown of thorns: http://data.aims.gov.au/waCOTSPage/cotspage.jsp https://www.aims.gov.au/docs/research/biodiversity-ecology/threats/cots.html http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/about-the-reef/animals/crown-of-thorns-starfish/about-outbreaks Government links on sediment pollution: https://www.reefplan.qld.gov.au/ https://www.aims.gov.au/impact-of-runoff Scientific papers: Caballes, C.F & Pratchett, M.S 2017, ‘Environmental and biological cues for spawning in the crown-of-thorns starfish’, PLoS One, vol. 12, no. 3, p. e0173964, viewed 17 January 2018, PLoS One Database, DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0173964. Lourey, M.J, Ryan, D.A.J & Miller, I.R 2000, ‘Rates of decline and recovery of coral cover on reefs impacted by, recovering from and unaffected by crown-of-thorns starfish Acanthaster planci: A regional perspective of the Great Barrier Reef’, Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol. 196, pp. 179-186, Marine Ecology Progress Series Database, viewed 27 January 2018, DOI10.3354/meps196179 2012 study: De’ath, G, Fabricius, K.E, Sweatman, H & Puotinen, M 2012, ‘The 27–year decline of coral cover on the Great Barrier Reef and its causes’, PNAS, vol. 109, no. 44, pp. 17995-17999, viewed 19 January 2018, PNAS, DOI10.1073/pnas.1208909109
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