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Two men on Pukapuka retrieve a single taramea (crown-of-thorns) from the reef. KO TINGA/21042238
April 30, 2021

So far 460 taramea have been removed from the reef and brought ashore for disposal. Pukapuka’s island council was asked about the number of taramea on the reef and in response a small team of government personnel set out to conduct a survey and retrieve samples...Pukapuka’s drive to rid the reef of this damaging parasite has been supported by the National Environment Service and the Ministry of Marine Resources.

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