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Title Catalyst: Crown of Thorns Starfish/Oxytocin
Published Australia : ABC, 2016
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Description 1 streaming video file (30 min. 15 sec.) ; 176175403 bytes
Summary Despite a new potent injectable to help divers kill record numbers of Crown of Thorns Starfish, the plague continues to eat huge swatches of the Great Barrier Reef down to white skeletons. Reporter Anja Taylor visits some QLD scientists working on creative ways of controlling their numbers, from robot starfish terminators to the terrifying smell of giant underwater snails.It turns out oxytocin is responsible for a lot more than just love. New science has found that this amazing molecule also influences how sociable each of us is, allowing us to 'tune in' to the social information around us, perceiving it in much higher resolution
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2016-02-09 at 20:00:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Coral reef ecology -- Protection.
Crown-of-thorns starfish.
Fishes -- Control.
Mother and infant.
Oxytocin -- Physiological effect.
Recovering alcoholics -- Psychology.
Form Streaming video
Author Phillips, Graham, host
Taylor, Anja, reporter
Bostrom-Einarsson, Lisa, contributor
Bowen, Michael, contributor
Buisman-Pijlman, Femke, contributor
Cornish, Jennifer, contributor
Dayoub, Feras, contributor
Dunbabin, Matthew, contributor
Guastella, Adam, contributor
Hall, Mike, contributor
Laidler, Rachael, contributor
McGregor, Iain, contributor
Moon, Steve, contributor
Young, Larry, contributor