View Full Version : Have you ever seen the crown-of-thorns starfish in the Great Barrier Reef?

06-05-2012, 01:49 PM
Hi all,
My name is Fernanda Fadel and I am currently a Master‘s student at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (LMU), part of the graduate program in Evolution, Ecology and Systematics (EES-LMU).
For my thesis project, I am gathering data on crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) outbreaks and sightings on the Great Barrier Reef to analyze migration patterns of adult crown-of-thorns starfish, as a possible explanation for the outbreak phenomenon of this species.

If you have been to Great Barrier Reef, have seen the crown-of-thorns starfish, and would like to help me:
Please send me an e-mail at f.fadel@campus.lmu.de to request the questionnaire form.
I mainly need location, date and number of starfish sighted. But any extra information is also appreciated.

Links for further information on the crown-of-thorns starfish:

Thank you for your attention and help,

Fernanda Fadel