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Shade & Light

Some reef fish require large table corals to conceal them.

James Cook University researchers James Kerry and Professor David Bellwood constructed artificial habitat to test the attraction of concealment for large reef fish.

By James Kerry

Climate change is reducing the complexity of coral reefs, with implications for the reef fish that require large table corals to conceal them from predators, prey, and even ultraviolet light.

James Kerry is a PhD student in marine biology at James Cook University. The research was funded by the ARC Centre of Excellence and is published in the scientific journal Coral Reefs.

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