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Removal of Crown-of-Thorns Sea Stars During Outbreak

Apr 21
Diver injecting a crown-of-thorns sea star with ox bile.

NOAA Diving Center (NDC) diver Zach Hileman injecting a crown-of-thorns sea star with ox bile in the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS), 2014. NOAA divers were responding to an overabundant population of crown-of-thorns sea stars that posed a threat to hard corals in the area.



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