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Darwin Discovered to Be Right: Eastern Pacific Barrier Is Virtually Impassable by Coral Species


August 27, 2012

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Coral from the eastern Pacific rarely cross a deep-ocean barrier to reach the west coast of the Americas, according to research that will be published in the journal Molecular Ecology. The finding has important implications for climate change research, species-preservation efforts, and the economic stability of the eastern Pacific region, including the Galapagos, Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador. Full Story

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