Coral Reef in Mozambique Channel (image) Wildlife Conservation Society Share Print E-Mail Caption A Coral Reef in the Mozambique Channel in the Western Indian Ocean. Marine scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), University of Warwick, and University of Queensland have identified two key factors that create the ideal conditions needed for high species diversity in coral reefs: thermal energy in the form of warm water and low climate stress. Credit Emily Darling. Usage Restrictions One-time usage only. Share Print E-Mail 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.