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2012-12-12 08:22:32

LANDOVER, Md., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From Nov 13(th) to December 11(th) 2012 a team of scientists from the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, joined by visiting researchers, conducted hundreds of underwater survey dives on reefs in the Tuamotu Archipelago of French Polynesia. This study follows research the team did earlier in the Society Islands and has produced some noticeable differences between the two island groups. "We basically repeat the same survey...

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2010-12-01 13:58:23

Unseasonal warm temperatures caused by El Niño have a profound effect on the fish populations of coral reefs in the South Pacific, scientists have found. An international team of biologists studied the arrival of young fish to the atoll of Rangiroa in French Polynesia for four years and compared their results with satellite and oceanographic data. They found that the El Niño event caused a sudden collapse in the plankton community and this led to a...