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2008-01-14 10:40:00

NEW YORK -- Outbreaks of the notorious crown of thorns starfish now threaten the "coral triangle," the richest center of coral reef biodiversity on Earth, according to recent surveys by the Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society and ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies.The starfish "“ a predator that feeds on corals by spreading its stomach over them and using digestive enzymes to liquefy tissue "“ were discovered in large numbers by the researchers in reefs in...

2007-01-24 13:45:00

KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia -- Amid banks of bubbling aquariums, Hong Kong resident Kerry To sat back and admired his plate-size steamed grouper plucked from one of the tanks in this Malaysian restaurant and cooked live. "It is very special," said the 45-year-old To, who flew to the northwest coast of Borneo Island for a holiday featuring a chance to sample the rare delicacy. "These fish are so big and taste so good. I'll be telling my friends." What he and other diners don't realize is that...

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