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Do Corals and Fish "Sniff" Their Ways Home?

Efforts to restore degraded coral reefs that have been overrun by seaweed could be complicated by some new findings in this week’s issue of Science. Danielle Dixson and colleagues studied coral larvae and young reef fish from the coastal waters of Fiji and found that both of these aquatic drifters were attracted to chemical signals released by healthy corals and repulsed by similar cues coming from seaweed.

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