Polynesia's coral reefs wiped out by cyclone Oli

Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 07:14 in Biology & Nature

On 3-4 February 2010, tropical cyclone Oli hit western French Polynesia. Scientists were soon to discover the extent of the damage: the coral reef, which had already been made vulnerable by the invasion of a starfish that is a coral predator, had been almost completely destroyed.

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