Fish and coral can smell bad neighborhood: Scientist research

August 23, 2014 5:05 PM

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Fish and coral can smell bad neighborhood: Scientist research

Pacific corals and fish both can smell a bad neighbourhood, and use that ability to avoid settling in damaged reefs, scientists say.

Damaged coral reefs emit chemical cues that repulse young coral and fish, discouraging them from settling in the degraded habitat, researchers found.

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