Reef bad boy could perish as climate warms

By Tracey Ferrier
Updated December 8 2022 - 1:03am, first published 1:01am
Crown-of-thorns starfish are a major threat to the Great Barrier Reef but their days may be numbered (PR HANDOUT IMAGE PHOTO)
Crown-of-thorns starfish are a major threat to the Great Barrier Reef but their days may be numbered (PR HANDOUT IMAGE PHOTO)

The bad boy of the Great Barrier Reef could go from villain to victim as climate change warms the ocean, new research suggests.

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