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Leading coral reef scientists in Australia and the USA say there needs to be a new approach to protecting the future of marine ecosystems, with a shift away from the current focus on extinction threat.
One of Australia’s leading coral reef ecologists fears that reef biodiversity may not provide the level of insurance for ecosystem survival that we once thought.
When it comes to choosing a place to hang out, big reef fish like coral trout, snappers and sweetlips have strong architectural preferences.
Lessons from tens of millions of years ago are pointing to new ways to save and protect today’s coral reefs and their myriad of beautiful and many-hued fishes at a time of huge change in the Earth’s systems.
Australian scientists have urged greater consideration for the brilliantly-hued parrot fishes that tend and renew the world’s imperiled coral reefs.
A ridiculous amount of green seaweed has taken over much of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, leaving scientists worrying about the health of the coral structure.
When reef fish get a mouthful of sand, coral reefs can drown.
While rabbits continue to ravage Australiaâ€™s native landscapes, rabbitfish may help save large areas of the Great Barrier Reef from destruction. The reason, say scientists, is the same in both cases.
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.