Coral reefs could be more vulnerable to coastal development than predicted

  • December 12, 2015
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Coral reefs could be more vulnerable to coastal development than predicted
The sediments of mesophotic coral reefs, deep reef communities living 30-150 meters below sea level, have been researchered to understand how habitat diversity at these deeper depths may be recorded in the sedimentary record. The findings showed that sediments provide an important record of the bottom dwelling organisms that formed the architecture of coral reef ecosystems and support their high biodiversity today.

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