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A Reef Too Far?

Goldtail damselfish. Credit: Mary Bonin

Goldtail damselfish. Credit: Mary Bonin

By Mary Bonin, Glenn Almany & Geoff Jones

Coral reefs are being subjected to more disturbances than ever before, but a new study has surprisingly found that reef fish can benefit from habitat fragmentation.

Mary Bonin is a postdoctoral researcher in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and the School of Marine and Tropical Biology at James Cook University. Glenn Almany is a Future Fellow in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at JCU. Geoff Jones is a Professor in the School of Marine and Tropical Biology at JCU and a Chief Investigator in the Centre.

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