Fear of sharks influences seaweed growth on Fijian coral reefs

Posted by on November 27, 2017 5:58 pm
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Fishes’ fear of sharks helps shape shallow reef habitats in the Pacific, according to new research. The study is the first clear case of sharks altering a coral reef ecosystem through an indirect effect – creating an atmosphere of fear that shifts where herbivores feed and seaweeds grow.

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