Corals only ‘choose’ reefs with a healthy smell

August 22, 2014 11:21 PM

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Corals only ‘choose’ reefs with a healthy smell

BABY corals and fish can smell the difference between good and bad reefs, a study based in Fiji has revealed.

When offered a choice of two water samples in the lab, the animals turned away from the stench of seaweed that invades depleted reefs but were drawn to the smell of healthy coral.

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