Intense tropical cyclones -- 34 in total since 1985 -- were responsible for much of the damage, accounting for 48 percent, with outbreaks of the coral-feeding crown-of-thorns starfish linked to 42 percent.
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COTS stands for Crown-of-Thorns (starfish)
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Intense tropical cyclones, 34 in total since 1985, were responsible for much of the damage, accounting for 48 percent, with outbreaks of the coral-feeding crown-of-thorns starfish linked to 42 per cent, the report said.
Coral disease, outbreaks of toxic blue-green algae and infestation by pestilent species such as the crown-of-thorns starfish appeared to be becoming more frequent and more serious, it added.
The dwarf crown-of-thorns (Euphorbia milii ``Indian'') has red flower bracts 365 days a year and the dwarf or compact Peruvian lily (Alstroemeria ``Princess lily'') flowers year-round with pink or salmon blooms.
Chemistry professor Daisuke Uemura told the 2000 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies hosted by the American Chemical Society (ACS) that his team found that arachidonic acid and a-linolenic acid in sea urchins attract crown-of-thorns starfish.
Among the most popular are poinsettias, crotons, and crown-of-thorns.
The crown-of-thorns starfish, a notorious threat to coral in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, comprises four species, not one, biologists reported on Tuesday.
These plants and their toxic parts include: English ivy (leaves and berries), Delphinium and foxglove (all parts), Hydrangea (all parts), oak (raw acorns), oleander (all parts), apple, plum and peach (leaves and seeds), privet (leaves and berries), azalea (all parts), bird-of-paradise (seeds and pods), columbine (seeds), chinaberry (all parts), crown-of-thorns and pencil tree (milky sap), euonymous (leaves, bark, seeds), holly (berries), daffodil, hyacinth, naked lady (bulbs) and pregnant onion (all parts).