Between 2003 and 2007 (PhD of Dr Nina Yasuda), 1099 samples of Acanthaster
planci were collected
across the Indo-Pacific region. In the present study (SEA-WP Project), we chose to focus on the
SEA-WP region: Philippines,Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea.
In addition to our main sampling sites (Okinawa Archipelago, Taiwan, Philippines,
New Guinea), we developed and still are developing collaboration relationships with research teams
from several other SEA-WP countries, including: Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Timor Leste, Palau, and