Researchers trying to protect the Great Barrier Reef fabricate environmentally safe bait by harnessing the pheromones the marine pests use to communicate

Marine biologists may have devised a new way to protect the Great Barrier Reef after decoding the pheromones of the coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish.

Researchers say the discovery can be used to create pheromone lures that attract the marine pest in large numbers and make them easier to remove.

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Source: Guardian Climate Change