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Coral killing starfish (Acanthaster)
Identifier: e_sw_085
Title: Coral killing starfish (Acanthaster)
Description: Coral killing starfish has multiplied out of control around Guam and the waters of Micronesia. The starfish moves slowly over the coral eating all live growth, leaving nothing by a white skeleton. This set begins with a skin diving club in Agana, Guam hunting and kliiing the starfish with formalin filled syringes. The bare white area on some coral shows where the starfish has fed
State: Guam
Date: circa 1965-1970
Creator: Wayman, Stan
Source: Wayman (Stan) Photographic Archive
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Box: 2008-313/4
Folder: Selects with captions 2
Format: Slide
Size: 35 mm
Related items: e_sw_100  
Subject: Animals