First Global Snapshot of Key Coral Reef Fishes: Fishing Has Reduced Vital Seaweed Eaters by More Than 50 Percent
(Click to enlarge) Bumphead parrotfish are the largest coral reef plant eaters. (Credit: Image courtesy of University of California – San Diego)
In the first global assessment of its kind, a science team led by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has produced a landmark report on the impact of fishing on a group of fish known to protect the health of coral reefs.
(From ScienceDaily) -- The report, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B (Biological Sciences), offers key data for setting management and conservation targets to protect and preserve fragile coral reefs. Read the full story »