Crown of thorns starfish is a natural predator on heathy reefs. Unfortuately the reefs near Pom Pom Island have been heavily overfished so COTS predators are rare. We have an unusually high number of juvenile COTS and we want to keep the numbers of cots in check so that we do not get massive epidemics to damage our fragile reefs.
The Tropical Research and Conservation Centre (TRACC) has a few unused places in the Ocean Science course from 25th March 2012. This is a 6 day intensive course open to PADI advanced divers or above. Course includes unlimited diving, food and accomodation, lectures, materials and transportation from Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia.