Pilot of COTS SCAR Program

The Foundation launches the SCAR program (Starfish Control and Removal) to expand scientific understanding of COTS, mitigate damage through large-scale COTS removal efforts, and educate local communities, dive operators, resource management agencies and tourists in affected countries on the ecology of these starfish and techniques to control outbreaks. The program pilots in Aitutaki, Cook Islands to mitigate the impacts of a large-scale COTS outbreak there.

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