Corals in Mozambique Channel (image) Wildlife Conservation Society Caption A coral reef system along the coast of northern Mozambique. The authors of the newly published study found that the unique conditions of the northern Mozambique Channel -- a confluence of tides, currents, eddies, along with less exposure to waves and storms -- seems to protect the channel's high coral richness. The research team asserts the corals of the Mozambique Channel should be a priority for conservation action. Credit Photo credit: Emily Darling Usage Restrictions One-time usage only Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.