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Parrotfishes keeping reefs healthy

THE ARC CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR CORAL REEF STUDIES - 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…

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