Coral Collapse Preventable With Newly Identified Process
October 4, 2011 | Press Release | Conservation & Sustainable Development
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Using data from coral reef systems across the western Indian Ocean, MacArthur grantee Wildlife Conservation Society and others have identified how overfishing creates a series of big changes on reefs that precipitate a final collapse. This information can now help managers gauge the true health of a reef — even those that appear healthy — and tell them when to restrict fishing in order to avoid a collapse of the ecosystem and fishery. Read the report.



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