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Wake up and smell the reef: Fish larvae sniff their way back home
August 28, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.A new study led by Claire Paris, a professor at the University of Miami, and conducted at One Tree Island in the Great Barrier Reef has established that reef fish larvae can smell the presence of coral reefs from as far as several kilometers offshore, and use this odor to find home. The article appears in PLOS ONE.Full Story
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science
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