Picky young fish can detect good and bad reefs

August 22, 2014 7:28 PM

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Sea creatures like fish and coral can "smell" the health of an ocean reef, will avoid dead or dying ones, study finds. Chemical signal of seaweeds invading a dying reef enough to drive fish and young coral larvae away, researchers find.(Photo : Toby Hudson, Wikipedia, Creative Commons)

Sea creatures like fish and coral can "smell" the health of an ocean reef, will avoid dead or dying ones, study finds. Chemical signal of seaweeds invading a dying reef enough to drive fish and young coral larvae away, researchers find.

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