Quiz Question: What is one of the biggest threats to the coral reefs here in the Raja Ampat archipelago?
The given options are as follows:
- A dolphin
- A slug
- A starfish
The correct answer is: A starfish
Fact: This is no Peach, the cute starfish in ‘Finding Nemo.’ The crown-of-thorns starfish is so-named for the thorn-like venomous spines that cover its upper body. One of the largest starfish in the world, it eats hard coral, like the reefs here at Raja Ampat. Luckily, divers are working to reduce the starfish populations while not harming the surrounding ecosystem.