A Georgia Tech study shows which fish are most important to eating seaweed harmful to coral reefs.
Using underwater video cameras to record fish feeding on South Pacific coral reefs, scientists from Georgia Tech have found that herbivorous fish can be picky eaters--a trait that could spell trouble for endangered reef systems. Their video study shows which fish are most important to eating seaweed harmful to coral reefs and demonstrates the importance of biodiversity to endangered corals.
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