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Video Study Shows Which Fish Clean Up Coral Reefs, Showing Importance of Biodiversity


February 13, 2013

close-up of fish grazing on coral reefs Using underwater video cameras to record fish feeding on South Pacific coral reefs, scientists have found that herbivorous fish can be picky eaters--a trait that could spell trouble for endangered reef systems. Full Story

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