Environment | Science

Starfish Blamed For Great Barrier Reef Coral Loss

NPR | Oct. 5, 2012 10:03 a.m.

Over the past 27 years, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has lost half of its live coral cover, and a type of starfish is partly to blame for the alarming decline. Mark Eakin, head of NOAA’s Coral Reef Watch program, discusses how to save the world’s largest coral reef system.

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