NPR Story
11:11 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Starfish Blamed For Great Barrier Reef Coral Loss

Originally published on Fri October 5, 2012 12:03 pm

Over the past 27 years, Australia's Great Barrier Reef has lost half of its live coral cover, and a type of starfish is partly to blame for the alarming decline. Mark Eakin, head of NOAA's Coral Reef Watch program, discusses how to save the world's largest coral reef system.