Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: The health of coral reefs in the largest marine protected area in the world

(Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation) Scientists at the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation have published their findings from extensive coral and reef fish surveys conducted on the Global Reef Expedition in the Cook Islands. What they found surprised the scientists. While many reefs were in good shape, coral reefs around the island of Aitutaki had been ravaged by an outbreak of crown-of-thorns starfish. In some places in Aitutaki, the starfish had consumed 80-99% of coral on the seafloor.