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Are tiny grazers the new hope for Caribbean reefs?

Thirty years ago a mysterious disease wiped out long-spined black sea urchins across the Caribbean, leading to massive algal overgrowth that smothered already overfished coral reefs. Now, marine biologists at the Smithsonian ...

dateJan 05, 2017 in Environment
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A new view of coral reefs

Earth's coral reefs teem with diverse forms of life, from microscopic phytoplankton to whale sharks. As much as one quarter of all ocean species depend on reefs for food or shelter—a remarkable statistic considering that ...

dateDec 20, 2016 in Environment
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