[Coral-List] crowm of thorns sea star in the Great Barrier Reef

Tanja Abdelmesseh tanja.a at sympatico.ca
Fri Jul 1 11:29:08 EDT 2005


I am looking for raw data for numbers of Crown of Thorns sea stars (COTS), % cover of hard coral, and % cover of algae in the Great Barrier Reef for every year between 1980 and 2004. (or whatever is available.) I'm trying to figure out the rate of recovery of the corals after COTS outbreaks and see if it takes them longer to recover now in the present then it did in the past. I would also like to do a correlation between algae cover and COTS numbers.

Thank you to anyone that can help!
tanja.a at sympatico.ca

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