Letters: Place $5 bounty on predators

Thursday September 12, 2019 Published in Letters to the Editor
Crown of Thorns Starfish are voracious coral predators. 19091106 / 19091107 Crown of Thorns Starfish are voracious coral predators. 19091106 / 19091107

Dear editor,

Staying again in Aitutaki Beach Villas we are concerned about the future of the corals that are suffering since years because of climate changing and the Crown of Thorns Starfish.

 

This year in our first eight days we brought out almost 60 of these coral predator starfish from outside of our house up Amuri Sands Bungalows and buried it in the sand.  

This is too much and we hope that the problem will be recognised before all corals are dead. Maybe it would be an idea that hotel managers make a competition: For every Crown of Thorns Starfish that somebedoy brings in he gets 5 Dollar. That one who brings most in one week will get another 100 Dollar. May be nice extra income for some pupil?!

Best regards

Erika and GuenterSchmelz

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