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Lonely Coral Reefs Might Be OK (7 of 9)

Caption: Scott Reef is an isolated group of three reefs near the edge of northwestern Australia's continental slope. A collaborative research program has been running at Scott Reef for almost twenty years. This image relates to a paper that appeared in 5 April, 2013, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by James P. Gilmour at the University of Western Australia Oceans Institute in Perth, WA, Australia, and colleagues was titled, "Recovery of an Isolated Coral Reef System Following Severe Disturbance."

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