15 August 2019 | Dataset

Lime Juice and Vinegar Injections as an Alternative to Control COTS Outbreaks

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Lime Juice and Vinegar Injections as an Alternative to Control COTS Outbreaks

Outbreaks of the corallivorous crown-of-thorns seastar Acanthaster planci (COTS) represent one of the greatest disturbances to coral reef ecosystems in the Indo-Pacific, affecting not only coral reefs but also the coastal communities which rely on their resources. This research paper documents a test of a new alternative control method based upon acidic injections of cheap, 100% natural products that was carried out in Vanuatu where the presence of COTS has frequently been reported.

The paper concluded that the injections of lime juice and vinegar offer great advantages when compared to current best practices and constitute a cheap and natural option for all reefs affected by COTS

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Publisher
Modified
2019-08-13
Release Date
2019-02-25
Homepage URL
Identifier
0f47a312-0ab3-49ef-93b4-fee55b0c3d50
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
POLYGON ((-218.65356087685 -2.138168266901, -171.77855730057 3.6011476739846, -153.14574480057 -12.583151328002, -197.67699122429 -26.24743764119, -219.00512337685 -5.528505186228))
Language
English
License
Contact Name
Pascal Dumas
Contact Email
POD Theme
Coastal and Marine
Harvested from Pacific Environment Portal
Harvest Source TitlePacific Environment Portal
Harvest Source URIhttps://pacific-data.sprep.org/data.json
Last Harvest PerformedSat, 08/08/2020 - 01:05