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Protecting Reef Fish Species Helps Corals Recover

May 14, 2007

News thumbnail Threatened coral reefs are getting a helping hand from fish species that graze on harmful algae, scientists have found. Marine reserves that protect fish could also help coral reefs become reestablished. Full Story

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