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What tiny lakes are revealing about cichlid speciation

Tiny lakes may hold the key to the spectacular adaptive radiation of African cichlid fish, new research has shown

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The ongoing fight against lionfish

The spread of lionfish through the Western Atlantic and Caribbean has brought devastating results to the region’s coral reefs

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Reef survey of entire East African coast

An ambitious project to collect data on the reef fish community structure along the whole of East Africa’s coast aims to provide a baseline understanding to underpin and inform future conservation efforts.

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red lionfish

The role of temperature in the spread of red lionfish

The expansion of exotic red lionfish into the western Atlantic may be explained by their tolerance of cooler waters, according to a new study

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Can noisy reefs attract more fish and crustaceans?

A study on sound recordings of reef noise from different habitats has revealed that the highest quality reefs are also the noisiest, potentially attracting more larval recruits using sound to orient towards reefs

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Red Sea butterflyfish responds to changing coral cover

Research into changing Red Sea coral and its effects on the butterflyfish found increased feeding rates, aggressive encounters and territory sizes where there was lower coral cover, which could be an informative bio-indicator

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High street cleaners

The story of the cleaner fish provides an insight into complex interspecific behaviours and an early warning of the state of our coral reefs

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