terramar terramar at
Thu Apr 19 05:07:26 EDT 2001

Dear Coral-listers,

I am looking for information regarding the massive Crown-of-thorns (COTS)
outbreak in the northern part of The Red Sea in the late 1990-ies.

Consulting the various databases wasn't of much help.

Specifically, I am looking for information about the geographical extent of
the outbreak, possible causes (natural, anthropogenic, both), present
status and countermeasures.

Do any of you know if there is outbreaks in other parts of the World at the

Thanks for your help.


Uffe Wilken
M. Sc., science writer

terramar at

Dag Hammarskjölds Allé 37
DK-2100 Copenhagen

Tef/fax +45 3538 0457
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