Diverse Fish Reduce Coral Disease
Source: BBC News
September 29, 2009
Manilla, Philippines - Researchers showed a reduced incidence of coral disease in areas of the Philippines where fishing is banned, compared with neighbouring areas.
They conclude that some types of fish probably carry coral diseases.
Writing in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) they suggest that when predatory fish are absent, disease-carrying species thrive.
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