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Rainbow Reef, Somosomo Strait, Fiji; a crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) hides under an overhang in the coral reef during the daylight hours,  the starfish are nocturnal and feeds by extruding it's stomach onto the coral and releasing digestive enzymes that allow the starfish to absorb nutrients from the liquified coral tissue, they are voracious predators and can consume up to 65 sq ft of living coral in a year