Starfishes removed to save endangered species in Australia – BBC News

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    The Northern Pacific seastar has spread rapidly through the River Derwent in Tasmania, Australia, since the starfish was introduced from Japan in the 1980s.

    Tasmanians hope a new effort to remove the species – which has no predator locally – will help save the critically endangered spotted handfish.

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