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Coral killing starfish (Acanthaster)
Identifier: e_sw_100
Title: Coral killing starfish (Acanthaster)
Description: Frames 105 - 112 shows a giant Triton, the Acanthasters’s only known predator, stalking and killing and devouring a starfish. Some scientists claim South Pacific shell collectors have caused the starfish overpopulation by collecting the triton which sells for over $50 in Hawaii. Photograph was possibly taken in Guam.
Date: circa 1965-1970
Creator: Wayman, Stan
Source: Wayman (Stan) Photographic Archive
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Rights: © Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Box: 2008-313/4
Folder: Selects with captions 3
Format: Slide
Size: 35 mm
Related items: e_sw_085  
Subject: Animals