Coral Can 'Sniff Out' Damaged Reefs

August 23, 2014 2:17 AM

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Coral Can 'Sniff Out' Damaged Reefs

You might say that pacific corals and fish can actually sniff out danger. These sea creatures use their sense of smell to avoid damaged reefs.

Researchers found that damaged coral reefs emit chemical cues that actually repulse some of the young coral and fish floating around the area to move away from degraded habitat.

Also read: Antarctica Gets Its First ‘Marine Protected Area’

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