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Predators Help Reefs

January 11, 2006

The Bahamas - Saving the big fish that eats the little fish, which eats the seaweed, is now helping to revive once-dying tropical coral reefs.

Marine ecologists studying coral reefs in a Bahamas marine reserve were surprised to discover that when fishing was banned from the reserve and the number of big predatory Nassau groupers was allowed to grow, the reef got healthier.

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