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  • they can regrow themselves from small parts, so it makes them really quite hard to get rid of.

  • Um, they can even eat themselves when they run out of food.

  • Clever, but disgusting.

  • Yeah, Mhm, Yeah, yeah, It's a bright yellow Sea star that out competes all other invertebrates in the spaces that they occupy.

  • Their voracious breeder.

  • An individual can release 20 million eggs, and there's no natural predator for the C star here.

  • Yeah, yeah, millions in the It's impossible to eradicate, but the best we can do is reduce the numbers.

  • So by getting together a community group of volunteers of divers and non divers, we're going to have clean ups where the divers will get in and physically remove the starfish by hand.

  • And the volunteers on land will help sort them and dispose of them into compost.

  • We're doing three cleanups per month for 3 to 5 years.

  • In the past, people have gone in and got masses out, but just haven't continued, and I think this needs a really continued effort over many years before we can see positive difference in those places.

  • Mhm.

  • The spotted hand fish.

  • It used to be quite abundant and it's been listed as critically endangered.

  • Er Mm hmm.

  • It's an iconic and very important species.

  • And I think the best we can do is help improve its habitat.

  • Yeah.

they can regrow themselves from small parts, so it makes them really quite hard to get rid of.

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