predation control

Crown of Thorns & Drupella monitoring program

Coral Reefs have natural predators that feed on it. However with increasing numbers of these predators the coral reef becomes overrun and can quickly degrade.

We conduct regular monitoring dives to assess numbers of Crown of Thorns and Drupella numbers. 

Using various methods of control we aim to keep the population of predator species in balance for a healthy reef ecosystem.

Coral Predator Facts

* An adult Crown Of Thorns Starfish can produce up to 65 million eggs in one season.
* Removal of predators is done in a particular way to remove stress or damage.
* The first recorded Crown of Thorns outbreak was in the 1950’s in Ryukyu Islands.
* Numbers of predators are recorded for future study.



Get involved

Take a Marine Conservation Internship to get involved with our Predation Control program.

Crown of Thorns Video