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Coral reef parks protecting only 40 percent of fish biomass potential

Marine scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other groups examining the ecological status of coral reefs across the Indian and Pacific oceans have uncovered an unsettling fact: even the best coral reef marine parks contain less than half of the fish biomass found in the most remote reefs that lie far from human settlements.  The study titled "Global baselines and benchmarks for fish biomass: comparing remote reefs and fisheries closures" appears in the new edition of the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series.  Read more...
 

 

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