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Wake up and smell the reef: Fish larvae sniff their way back home


August 28, 2013

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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

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University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

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