Related topics: coral reefs

Study reveals long-term human impacts on reef fish

Resource fishes—species targeted for human consumption—play a key role in reef ecosystems long before they end up on the dinner table. In Hawai'i, subsistence and recreational fishing of local resource fish represent ...

Crown-of-thorns enhance their growth by switching diets early

Crown-of-thorns starfish are renowned for eating coral and destroying coral reefs—but when juvenile crown-of-thorns first settle in reef environments they start out by eating rock-hard coralline algae. In a new study, Jennifer ...

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