1067-7 - Crown-of-Thorns seastar (Acanthaster planci) Adult animal working its way across sand towards a coral reef. Yap, Federated States of Micronesia, Pacific Ocean. More info: This species feeds on coral as an adult and, in the right circumstances, be devestating to large reef areas.
979-2686 - Underwater scenes from the lower Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. Shown here is an eastern Pacific Crown-of-thorns seastar (Acanthaster ellisii) feeding on coral.