Monday, 19 February 2018
WALLY GIBBINS - Cairns movie work (age 23)
Crown of Thorns starfish eating coral in significant numbers were first spotted here during the 1960's through underwater observatory windows. Later in the 1960s the problem was alarming scuba diving scientists elsewhere, especially at Guam (USA). A major survey was instigated in 1969 by the Department of the Interior who contracted Westinghouse Ocean Research Laboratories for the project led by Dr Richard Chesher.