Contact: John Delaney
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
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