Parrotfishes Keeping Reefs Healthy
Source: Science Alert
December 12, 2011
"Australian scientists have urged greater consideration for the brilliantly-hued parrot fishes that tend and renew the world's imperilled coral reefs.
"Parrotfishes are the constant gardeners of the reef. They play a crucial role in keeping it healthy, suppressing weed, removing sediment and helping the corals to regrow after a setback," explains Professor David Bellwood of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University."
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