Kate Rawlinson contacted me two days ago with news that Amakusaplana acroporae (we called them AEFW) have finally been discovered in nature. This is the first step in determining a possible point of origin as well as to hopefully find a suitable predator to remove them from our precious corals. Much research has been poured into understanding this tiny pests that have devoured gorgeous Acroporid reefs in aquariums across the Unite States, but the people involved are few.
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AEFW have been discovered in the wild off Australia