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Constant gardeners of world’s reefs

Australian scientists have urged greater consideration for the brilliantly hued parrot fishes that tend and renew the world’s imperilled coral reefs. Parrot fishes are the constant gardeners of the reef according to Professor David Bellwood of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (CoECRS) and James Cook University. “They play a crucial role […] … learn more→

Corals can sense what\’s coming

Australian scientists have thrown new light on the mechanism behind the mass death of corals worldwide as the Earth’s climate warms. Coral bleaching, one of the most devastating events affecting coral reefs around the planet, is triggered by rising water temperatures. It occurs when the corals and their symbiotic algae become heat-stressed, and the algae […] … learn more→