Crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) collected by a snorkeler. Tubbataha Reef rangers collect thousands of these invasive animals which have spread in the lagoon in epidemic proportions. Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park, Palawan, Philippines, April 2009. Model released . NOT AVAILABLE FOR MAGAZINE USE IN GERMAN-SPEAKING COUNTRIES UNTIL 1ST JULY 2013.