Crown of Thorn Starfish off the Coast of Okinawa (image) Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University Share Print E-Mail Caption A Crown of Thorns starfish, Acanthaster planci, feeds on several species of Montipora corals. The image was taken off the coast of Okinawa near Sesoko Island. Credit Yuna Zayasu, Postdoctoral Scholar in the OIST Marine Genomics Unit Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.