Related topics: coral reefs

Study finds parrotfish are critical to coral reef health

An analysis of fossilized parrotfish teeth and sea urchin spines by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego showed that when there are more algae-eating fish on a reef, ...

Mystery solved: Scientists ID Caribbean sea urchin killer

Last year, sea urchins in the Caribbean started getting sick—shedding their spines, dying off and throwing reef ecosystems into chaos. Now, scientists think they've caught the killer in this marine murder mystery.

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