The Louder the Reef, the Better Its Health

The Louder the Reef, the Better Its Health

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A noisier coral reef is going to be a healthier reef, a new study finds.

Researchers from Exeter University and the University of Bristol’s School of Biological Sciences, both in England, found a clear association between overall noise level generated by a reef’s denizens and the amount of living coral present: Healthy reefs mean more coral structures, more fish and other creatures calling that coral home; and more inhabitants mean more noise.

This finding could change the way scientists monitor reefs, and give insight into behavior seen in juvenile fish, the researchers said…

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