Article Summary Snap Crackle and Pop! An update on more coral restoration strategies, see the previous post on this topic here! Playing sounds of healthy coral reefs attracts fish to degraded areas to assist with reef recovery Why Is This Important? Fish play important ecological roles in reef, such as cleaning and recycling of nutrients […]
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Article Summary The presence of an endangered Australian bird species, the Gouldian finches (Erythrura gouldiae), was detected by trace DNA from a frequented watering hole. It has been established that large animal and plants can leave enough trace DNA in their environment to be able to track their presence in a given location. Water bodies […]
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Article Summary Global temperature rises in the ocean cause coral reefs to expel their symbiotic algae, which give them nourishment. Afterwards they bleach, starve and die 50% of global coral reefs have expired Conservationists from Mote and other institutions are planting out lab-grown and naturally genetically resistant/robust corals between remnants of remaining reefs. These grow, […]
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