Larval starvation to satiation: influence of nutrient regime on the success of Acanthaster planci.

High density populations of the crown-of-thorns seastar, Acanthaster planci, are a major contributor to the decline of coral reefs, however the causes behind periodic outbreaks of this species are not understood. The enhanced nutrients hypothesis posits that pulses of enhanced larval food in eutroph...

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Main Authors: Kennedy Wolfe, Alexia Graba-Landry, Symon A Dworjanyn, Maria Byrne
Format: Article
Published: Public Library of Science (PLoS) 2015-01-01
Series:PLoS ONE
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