Crown of Thorns Starfish (CoTS) Outbreaks Reporting form
This is a google form used to collect CoTS outbreaks in the Maldives. Use this reporting form only if the CoTS level in the observation area reaches the outbreak level, which is more than 15 CoTS per hectare or more than 2 CoTS per 20 minute dive.
Date of observation
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Resort/ Institute name
Leave it blank if you an individual
Your answer
Email Address
Your answer
Occupation
Marine biologist, Dive Master, Dive instructor, Student, Volunteer or Other
Your answer
Contact Number
Your answer
Dive Site
Common name referred by site users
Your answer
Name of person
Your answer
GPS coordinates
In decimal form
Your answer
How did you observe the COTS outbreak
Estimated area covered during observation
Estimated area in square meters
Your answer
Started time
Time
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End time
Time
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Water temperature if you measured
In degree celcius
Your answer
Number of CoTS observed
Report only if it reaches the outbreak level (>15 COTS per hectare or > 2 COTS per 20 minute swim)
Your answer
Minimum depth of CoTS observation
In meters
Your answer
Maximum depth of CoTS observation
In meters
Your answer
Type(s) of corals affected
Table 1: Coral lifeforms
Percentage of coral colonies dead due to CoTS feeding
Indicate here the average of % of whites patches on coral colonies
Number of feeding scars observed
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Generally, where were the CoTS observed?
Generally, how were they grouped?
Estimated Average Size(s)
Have you observed COTS from this reef before
Yes or No
Your answer
If yes when?
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DD
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Time
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Intervention measure taken
Intervention measure taken to deal with outbreak
Intervened Date
Date and time of intervention
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DD
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Time
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Average sizes (in cm) of COTS in the intervened operation
Input the sizes with quantities separated by comma (eg: 10 cm- 20 15cm- 10)
Your answer
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